WSA Antivirus Free Edition

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by topor, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. topor

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    Despite innovatory approach, it seems like WSA is not going anywhere; WSA forum is almost dead, the same Wilders Security / PrevX.

    The WSA build seem to continue to be plagued with endless problems which the development team work hard to iron them out releasing updates very often.

    To gain popularity and to overcome user reluctance of using and AV with “revolutionary” approach which cannot be tested neither by user nor by specialized entities, wouldn’t be a bad idée to release a Free Edition of WSA Antivirus (Antivirus only)

    Most of the big players like Avast!, Avira, AVG, BitDefender ,Panda have such versions which will allow not only gaining popularity but also collecting malware samples and getting valuable feedback from an extended pool of users.


    Just an idea….

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  2. kjdemuth

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    How exactly is it "not going anywhere"? From what I've seen with the forum here I wouldn't say it's dead. Further more when there is an issue it's handled quickly and smoothly.
    What are the endless problems that you are encountering? I've been using WSA AV for the last 3 months or so and haven't noticed any "endless problems".
    I'm not trying to knock the experiences that you may have been having with WSA. I'm curious as to what they may be.
     
  3. zfactor

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    i think if i remember right someone shed light on who topor is... which would if true explain the 7 posts and every one bashing webroot.
     
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  4. pegas

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    @ topor

    I don't understand your point and I have to say your post is completely off.

    On the one side you're bashing WSA quite heavily. Moreover nothing you said is true, please look on the Webroot Community how it's running in the full swing, every day new members are coming and becoming an inseparable part of the Community. As for this Prevx forum, it's obvious that there are less threads since the Webroot Community started because a lot of discussions moved over there but this Prevx forum is not dead thanks to loyal members and Joe/PrevxHelp.

    On the second side you're calling for a free version. Believe me, you don't need it because you hate WSA so you have no right to ask anything as regards WSA.
     
  5. southcat

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    Even though i haven't use WSA before but from what i have seen i think WSA is one of the great product in the field of IT security.

    But sometimes a good product might still cause some bad experiences, maybe you can tell us what had you encountered, then we can see what's going on. :) If truly WSA have some problem, then you can let other people know also.

    Regards

    By the way, hello zfactor, is it ok to run three complete security product together? , just curious.:)
     
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    :thumb: and as usual don't feed the troll.
     
  7. zfactor

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    i dont run them together lol... i use MANY systems and those are just my current favorites.
     
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    Hello. As far as I know, he doesn't use them together, more like it's his 3 favourites, and what he may recommend to his clients.

    Apart from WSA wich can be used together with other AVs without issue if the user wants to.

    Edit: never mind see post above :D
     
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    Consider the possibility that users are having few or no problems; forums tend to be busy when users report issues. It'd be lovely to see more users post positive reviews of how the product works for them, but very few do and only post when there is something wrong. That, of course, could also apply to any other vendor.
     
  10. topor

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    This is a possibility, however, I rather believe that WSA has an insignificant market share; see the post from dslreport “ What AV are you running?”---> only one user (TripleHelix /Webroot employee ) reported to use WSA.

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r27919725-What-AV-are-you-running-


    topor
     
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    Oh so that must mean no one is using it. :rolleyes: Yeah that makes a lot of sense.
     
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    But that doesn't take into account the many who don't use product/security/technology forums at all. You cannot base a product's overall usage on forum statistics; it is only the forum userbase you're looking at, and probably not representative of their actual market share. You have to also remember to include those people who were using the old Webroot product that have since been migrated to the newer version.
     
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    I learned a long time ago not to judge a security product without using it myself and then seeing if it can pass my relatives usage without infection. ;)

    Since converting my brother-in-law and one of my nieces machines to WSA over six months ago, neither machine has been infected with any detectable malware, and WSA is the only security software installed on these two machines. :thumb: This was NOT the case with several other security products they had used earlier. I am not going to mention the "other" products by name because I am not trying to bash them and/or convert this thread to an "A vs B" dead-end.
     
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    Excuse me Claudiu I don't work for Webroot but I do continue help to support them! Also why did you close your account here and start a new one under a different username and continue to try an bash WSA when is enough, enough move on Please.

    TH
     
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  15. Der Alte

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    Quote: " Consider the possibility that users are having few or no problems."

    Count me in on that statement - wsa just running smootly day after day. I like the genius simplycity at the user end, and something should go wery wrong, before I`ll go back to or concider another av.
     
  16. guest

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    Good, isn't it?

    As I hope to see them in the years to come (and gain popularity etc), good news again, right? :)

    What exactly are you Claudiu? An internet forum doctor or something? :D

    A busy av-solution forum is busy in most cases because of customers having problems. A quiet one is not necessarily a sign for people not using that software. Maybe it just works fine?

    More than only almost dead is your old account here and I guess soon you will have to try it a 3rd time. Whatever you are trying to do. ;)

    So far it seems to me they could fix almost every problem, some take longer to get addressed, I give you that. But that's a completely normal thing. Especially if you are thinking about the fact that WSA is compatible running together with other av solutions. Not easy to accomplish I guess?

    And your point is .. wait .. that is a bad thing? In your very strange, WSA hostile world? ;)

    That idea might be good or not, the thing is: they decided against it so far (as I know) and your constant "argument" (WSA being total rubbish?) makes me think that either your argument is fake (and you are in truth a desperate freebie junkie, loving WSA secretly and not being able to afford buying a license) or you were just putting up that old "new idea" (free WSA version) to say the negative stuff again that everyone knows already is your "opinion" and which belongs to your little crusade against Webroot under changing flags. ;)

    .. and see I don't use anything of the mentioned stuff (anymore)! - Avira lost me for good when implementing that annoying toolbar junk. And guess what: if you have millions of free users (who won't pay ever because they demand their "right" for a free version, being used to have one available!) you have to think about how to finance that! - So Avira lost me (for many reasons but) also because they have a free version and now because of that even are molesting paying users with those junk toolbar crap. (At least they were when I tested that months ago).

    Free products can be positive and negative, both at the same time and since they seem to have a trial version (at least I believe that) I don't see the "problem" (for the enduser) not having a free version.

    Of course you are not wrong here, but it's their decision. - But I hope they don't end up like Avira ... they were so desperate some time ago that you got a discount (from them, not dealers!) everywhere and I considered that spam already. Millions of not paying users cost a lot money, think about the infrastructure necessary!

    .. they @ Webroot don't hear for the first time. - If they decide to to that (free version) one day I will have to think if there is anything in the paid version that makes me want to buy it. And I already have problems justifying both the bigger versions since I just need the very basic version frankly.

    If this is just you wanting a free license (and I thought you had bought one?) maybe the forum could collect some money for you, Claudiu? :D
     
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    Another variation of trolling:

    'A concern troll is a false flag pseudonym created by a user whose actual point of view is opposed to the one that the user claims to hold. The concern troll posts in Web forums devoted to its declared point of view and attempts to sway the group's actions or opinions while claiming to share their goals, but with professed "concerns". The goal is to sow fear, uncertainty and doubt within the group'

    (An excellent example of this :-'The WSA build (sic) seem to continue to be plagued with endless problems which the development team work hard to iron them out releasing updates very often.')

    Source Wikipedia: (one of Claudiu's favorite sources of quotations)

    I wonder what motivates him to keep returning? Does he miss us? Loneliness? :argh:

    BTW guest He paid $5 as I remember !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)
     
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  18. topor

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    So, let me get this straight…

    From 15 posts only ONE answers somehow if a Free Version WSA would be a good ideea or not (thank you, guest);


    The rest of you are still engaged in what seems to be a crusade against an old poster (“Claudiu”)


    Continuous denial is neither going to help WSA nor solve its problems….

    Topor
     
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    Its far from dead. And the 700 + machines at my job will back that up if need be. :D
     
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    It is interesting to me to see how some people choose to entertain themselves on Saturday night...:oops:
     
  22. Triple Helix

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    Trolls roam at anytime when you least expect it! :blink:

    TH
     
  23. kdcdq

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    TH, you are wise beyond your years.... :D
     
  24. kjdemuth

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    That's one individual with an issue with the back up and sync. Every program is going to have conflicts. Software is not infallible. It can't be compatible with every other piece of software. It sounds like the forum members have it sorted out and the individual is going to get the help they need.
    I had an issue with shadow defender and WSA. It was one or the other. I didn't go screaming and yelling that it was WSA's fault and it is useless. If you don't like WSA then move on. Why go looking for a free version if you despise it so much?
     
  25. PC_Fiddler

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    Few people on this forum actually add there screen name at the end of their post as it's pretty obvious as it's at the top of each post a member makes - Claudio was one of the few that did this on Wilders/WSA, I notice you have now started to do this at the end of some of your posts - There is no doubt whatsoever who you are, you resigned from here & the main WSA forum more than once & now return with the same unmitigated drivel.

    Your initial post was not taken seriously as you are here with some unknown agenda & are not genuine, this post will probably be deleted but, get a grip & get a life.
     
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