Would Prevx add anything?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by JerryM, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I prefer to keep security applications to the minimum. A couple that I will continue to use with any AV are MBAM and WinPatrol.

    As can be seen in my sig, I am using Avira Premium Suite on my desktop, and the two other applications mentioned. I also have SAS Pro but normally use it on-demand from time to time.

    I see a fair number of recommendations to use Prevx. I did install it on my laptop.
    My question is would Prevx add any significant protection to my desktop?

    I assume that it will run with the other applications shown in my sig. Thanks.

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    Jerry
     
  2. trjam

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    Jerry, I have no problems with running Prevx and nothing else. It is one of my favorite apps. So you can imagine how it benitis running it with something else. It is one of the lightest apps I use to. It is a keeper and a :thumb: s up
     
  3. JerryM

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    Thanks, Jeff.

    I don't notice it on my laptop, except when it checks something like a SAS update.
    I think I will add it to my AV. Since you did not say otherwise I am sure it runs with Avira.:D

    Avira is running well, and I suspect I will just keep it.

    Added, I notice a Prevx 3.0 and Safe Online. What is the difference? Are you using just the Prevx 3?

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  4. Mongol

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    Safeonline integrates into your browser protecting all your passwords and protecting you from malicious websites. You can also configure the level of protection or individual websites. Well worth the few extra bucks...:thumb:
     
  5. Page42

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    On one machine, I too am now running only Prevx alongside of Online Armor Free. This setup is really light. I keep MBAM and Hitman Pro handy for scans. I own a MBAM license but prefer not to run it real-time.
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    I agree if you are going to purchase Prevx 3 with SafeOnline get the full version it is worth the extra cash! It's the only Anti-Malware that I use now with WinPatrol since I removed NOD32.

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  7. Konata Izumi

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    Prevx SafeOnline is the best! :D

    PROS: DAMMNNIIIT! It's the best!
    CONS: I DONT NEED THE REALTIME INFECTION MONITONG, SCANNING, DETECTION, but it can't be disabled.
     
  8. timestand

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    Hi seem some here say Prevx good and some say it best but i want ask why and how. Where are test for Prevx showing it good? I know av comparative recent show that best antivirus get 63% detect only. Where proof Prevx is good? I no understand why people say good and rely only on it. Why not rely on avira or avast or twister then? Why not rely on free scanner? Thanks you all for info. Ok.
     
  9. Konata Izumi

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    my reason for using prevx is its MITM protection... antikeylogging... antiphish/pharming... protection from cookie stealing.
    ...and this...

    plus! very good support from the developers and the community.
    Compatibility with most if not all security programs.

    What else?
     
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  10. Triple Helix

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    I could not of said it better :thumb:

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    The following links may help: -

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346861,00.asp

    http://malwareresearchgroup.com/wp-...MRG-Online-Banking-Security-Test-Mar-2010.pdf

    http://www.prevx.com/certification.asp
     
  13. timestand

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    Many program have at least one good review somewhere or something saying they good. Seem people think prevx good too so that is ok. I no understand Wilder sometimes. Now you tell me pcmag and mrg is good review when I alway read on wilder that they not be trusted or they bad company. But now you quote them ok? By way, how many here been saved by Prevx from virus? I bet none. But then they good marketing and be likeable and everybody pay nice money. That ok for Prevxhelp nice he do his job well. Thanks you for info.
     
  14. PC__Gamer

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    Prevx is what I've been using as my only realtime product for as long as I can now remember, and finally even tripple H has seen sense in removing his other av.

    Prevx offers many different layers to help keep the bad guys out,

    Cloud signature
    Heuristics with also age and popularity scores.
    White listing known good files
    Black listing known bad files
    Very powerful behaviour blocker
    Safeonline for browser protection, ie8 is now awesome.

    And let's not forget at just how light this software is, both in executable size and running processes, ram, cpu usage etc. Definatly the lightest around, and Prevxs cloud is a lot bigger than say pandas. Lol

    With awesome protection and fast scans, there isn't much to complain about. :)

    Its very hard to infect a pc using this antivirus, and highest settings are not needed to keep the protection level high while fps to a minimum.

    Prevx apparently out performs the rest in west coast labs testing, and prevx owns the rare platinum award there. (gold was just not good enough)

    Pc PRO I think it was, who did a review on prevx 3 back when it was first released and was called edge. (it was the first written review of prevx I had seen, yet 'd still been running prevx as my standalone long before that.)

    Prevx is a stand-a-lone product but if users wish to, its compatible running along side another antivirus without conflicts, this is due to how prevx conducts its detection capabilities. 1 example would be detecting only upon execution.


    Hope that helps jerry
     
  15. Konata Izumi

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    As a free user, of course Prevx only offers realtime infection monitoring... it only blocks low risk malwares.

    It does protect the MBR from malware though.
    the antimalware part of prevx free is only a bonus...

    I use Prevx for its SafeOnline module (which is free) that provides tons of security layers not provided by any AVs I've encountered so far.
    Does your traditional AVs have the ability to detect a MITM attacks? does it encrypt keystrokes, does it defend against cookie stealing? does it block browser process manipulations?

    these are the things that covers the area my LUA/SRP nor your AVs does not.


    Prevx paid or not will complement your AVs anyway. ;)
     
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  16. timestand

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    Thanks you. But LUA/SRP like you say prevent execution ok? How can logger key run any way. Man in middle attack? For home user? Why you need block that? What is risk of that? Thanks you for info. Cookie steal? Other way do that and not important. What you scared of cookie steal? Thanks for info. But sound like you sold by good market. Any way you seem change set up every day so seem you still looking for good setup. I been same setup for 1 year and never infect. Ok?
     
  17. Konata Izumi

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    Why? because I'm infected with Wilders.Security-Paranoia.exe :rolleyes:
     
  18. NoIos

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    Prevx is a great addition in any case. Lately had only problems when I installed it on a system with OA Premium + Vipre Antivirus. With default settings...I mean no exclusions, the system had major slowdowns. This is not your case since you use Avast and Avira on your systems.
     
  19. Saraceno

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    You can use prevx on its own. As Triple Helix mentioned, that and winpatrol would work well as WP gives you the option to 'manually' analyse your system.

    If you want a secondary scanner, plenty of options eg. a-squared's free program which adds to your right-click scan.

    I've grown accustomed to 'behaviour blockers', so I would use it with something like Mamutu. You might look at keeping avira, if you're used to it and feel 'safe' with it. All up to you and your system, whether it likes it or not.
     
  20. TonyW

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    You might as well ask that question to users of other anti-malware products.

    I know people who use various highly regarded products, but they never get any alerts from them or are "saved from virus" as you put it simply because of their computing habits. That does account to some extent how "safe" you are from viral attacks. (Not counting times when legitimate sites may fall prey to malware.)

    I remember a friend saying he'd love to see a virus warning on his computer, but I pointed out he doesn't do enough to get into that situation. (He emails & visits news sites mostly.)
     
  21. vojta

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    Why?. Did Prevx eat your puppy?. Thanks for info.
     
  22. Saraceno

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    timestand, if you go back through posts further than the time you first joined, you'll realise your comments have been asked before by others, and many users have gone ahead and tested prevx against all sorts of malicious files.

    Should I do the search and post the individual posts? Nah, I'm busy. :p

    Overall, it does better than many expected, that's why so many people went ahead and purchased the program. You think we all have rocks in our head, and just bought it cause the name sounded cool? ;)
     
  23. Mongol

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    Me and twice...happy nowo_O :cautious:...:thumb:
     
  24. pegr

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    You asked for tests ... I posted some links. You make up your own mind whether or not to trust them, OK?
     
  25. cruchot

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    Whats with 'Online Armor Premium' in your signature?
     
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