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Windows 7: Webroot Acquires Prevx

01 Nov 2010   #1
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 
Webroot Acquires Prevx

hmmm......i don't know what to say....maybe it'll end up better...i mean webroot
Webroot Acquires Prevx

also Webroot snares UK security firm Prevx

Quote:
Webroot said it will use the deal to integrate Prevxs technology into its cloud security services portfolio.



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01 Nov 2010   #2
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Wow, this shortly after Sunbelt was acquired by GFI!
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01 Nov 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Shocking!

I had sooo much hopes for PrevX.

But never liked Webroot.

Sad.

P.S. more reading for anyone who is interested:
Webroot announces the acquisition of cloud-based anti-malware rival Prevx - SC Magazine UK

Webroot Acquires Prevx | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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01 Nov 2010   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

For several reasons, Webroot does not have a good history in my book.

1) From my April 2007 blog post:
Quote:
It appears that Webroot may be having difficulties maintaining their customer base as they are allegedly actively soliciting Sunbelt Software customers from publicly published case studies. As Alex Eckelberry reported in This is just weird, Sunbelt has been receiving complaints from their customers regarding contacts by Webroot personnel attempting to convince them to move to their product, including providing misleading information.
2) Then in October, Webroot added the AskToolbar. Still listed in the CoU after removing and then adding it back: Webroot - Delisted. Please see the post here. Listed again. See post here.

3) A year later, we were seeing spam posts by Webroot_PR in the forums. This certainly did not bode well in the security community.
Google search results showed flurry of registration activity.

On the other hand, I do have a lot of respect for Prevx employees Marco Giuliani (Remember Gromozon? Marco created a Gromozon removal tool for PrevX.) and Dave Nelson (known in the Security Community as Atribune, developer of ATF Cleaner and VundoFix).
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02 Nov 2010   #5
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

yes, Corrine.

I do remember more stories, that disappointed me about webroot.
And recently I revisited their products (on my journey to stop being stubborn and becoming more open-minded and give second chance to all products I had previous bad experience). Unfortunately, It hasn't changed a lot. Disappointment

And Prevx. When I first heard about them, I was dubious about them. It was actually a bit buggy, high false positives and etc.
But, I have watched them becoming company with nice customer support and with a quite good product.
I become fond of them.

Even-though I dislike some things about them, like their marketing, licensing, free to detect and pay for remove attitude, and some little details about product itself.

I had respect to some of the developers and had nice hopes on Prevx 4, fixing most of this.

Sad. Hopefully webroot will not ruin it. I still have some hopes on it
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02 Nov 2010   #6
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

prevx till date has offered the best support but the worst mechanism to tie licenses to respective pc's....its a pita if you need to re install the OS and use your license....but webroot is a pita in itself... god knows where this acquisition will lead to esp for prevx users like me?
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02 Nov 2010   #7
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Same topic, different source -

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Webroot-Acquires-Cloud-Anti-Malware-Solutions-Provider-Prevx-164127.shtml

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