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Prevx

CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

Very good

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great complement to all existing security suites!"

    September 3, 2009  |   By azadam24

    Pros

    Smoking fast install and scans.

    Cons

    Can't find any yet.

    Summary

    Read the PC Magazine in-depth review of this product. It is meant to complement your existing security suite, NOT replace it, although the reviewer states it is nearly good enough to do that too. It only removes adware for free, and yes, if you want the thorough cleaning and removal then you'll have to shell out that whopping $29 bucks (wow, what a rip-off, NOT). I have Norton 360 Premier 3.5.2.11 and I run the free versions of both Prevx and ThreatFire alongside it as secondary protection. Prevx and ThreatFire both perform flawlessly, as does Norton, if you have to pay for Prevx, then your system is somehow infected and let me say this: would you rather pay the $29 for Prevx (which includes free remote-access tech support to clean out infections), or call Geek Squad and have them do it for $200 or so?? C'mon people. My machine was already clean before the Prevx and ThreatFire install thanks to Norton, and now I know it will remain as such thanks to the triple layer of protection I have provided by these products. I would, however, have absolutely no qualms whatsoever if Prevx found something that Norton missed and I needed to pay the $29. These are good security products, people, and worth every penny (free OR otherwise)!!!

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  • Reply by Aragorn7 on September 19, 2009

    Actually if you read the entire article, you will discover that Prevx, while it is designed so that it can complement other anti-malware products, the reviewer found that it perfomed better than all the other standalone products.

    From the PC Mag article:
    "Prevx had the highest detection percentage of any product tested in blocking or removal of malware, keyloggers, and rootkits (though it shared the top spot with others in some cases). Its overall malware blocking score is significantly higher than any of the others tested."

    "Prevx detected 94 percent of the threats, more than any other product tested with this same collection. Norton 360 version 3 was next, with 92 percent, followed by Cloud Antivirus with 89 percent."

    "Prevx 3.0 defies that second-string status. While designed to work comfortably with other security tools it proved more effective overall than the top signature-based products."

    While layered protection is always best, Prevx can and does stand alone.

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