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Windows 7: Prevx3 ?

View Poll Results: Whats your opinion on Prevx3?
I like it, I like it alot! 2 66.67%
I'm somewhat impressed 0 0%
I just don't have an opinion as of yet 0 0%
Hmmmmm? What is it again? 1 33.33%
Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

03 Jan 2010   #1
BWK

 
Prevx3 ?

I'm trying it out in the free version so far. Running well along side NOD32 antivirus4. Anyone here got any input on it. So far I'm liking what I see. Size on Disk 6.20 MB.
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03 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I purchased the paid version of Prevx and currently use it alongside Avast Beta 5. Both work great together. I had previously used Prevx with Nod32 as well as Vipre and had no issues.
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03 Jan 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

What!?
Where is the option I don't like it?

I don't like it personally as I tried it on experimanetal system too many False positives..

note: I am saying that It's only my opinion, so don't flame me.
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03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Keep in mind that the free version will only detect malware. The paid version is needed to remove it.
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03 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I did some research on Prevx on the web a while ago when it was recommended to me. Outside of Wilders Security forums, you'll rarely see a good thing written about this company.

I looks as if their free version may be scareware, overreacting to bully users into buying the free version with false-positives. Recently the company responsible for Prevx wound up with egg on their face when they accused Microsoft of causing the 'Black Screen of Death' with an official update. It turns out that either malware, or Prevx itself was responsible for the issue. Ed Bott of ZDnet put together a full story here, which he concludes with the statement: "As for Prevx, they deserve to be laughed out of the security commmunity for their role in this fiasco."

Recently, there has also been speculation that Prevx has engineered and released their own malware into the wild. Conveniently, initially the only software that could remove the Suverasu malware was Prevx, but "After careful inspection of this malicious file, it was apparent that the threat may very well have been created by the same company that offers its removal."

So Prevx doesn't sound like a company you'd want to give your money to - let alone a company who's software you'd want to install on your computer.

EDIT: Also, major lols at the poll options. Would you say it's a good poll? Or the greatest poll?
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I use Hitman Pro as it includes Prevx with many other engines. However, Hitman Pro wont offer real time protection like Prevx.
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03 Jan 2010   #7
BWK

 

Thanks for the info Carbonyl, I will be checking into it a little more to see what I may decide on as for the purchasing of this product or not.
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04 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
I don't like it personally as I tried it on experimanetal system too many False positives..
I've heard this from a few people.

Personally for me, never had a single false positive. Guess I've been lucky.

Overall I would rank this a decent product. It's good as an addition to another AV in my opinion. As for claims of it being "scareware", the free version offers free detection of malware. You don't have to buy their product if you don't want to, to remove the malware. You can use any other software like Malwarebytes as an example.

I liked Prevx enough overall to buy the full version and have it running in realtime and also remove anything it finds.
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04 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

too many false positive... better use hitman pro 3.5
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