Prevx

Prevx is a discontinued anti-malware utility. There are separate real-time and on-demand versions. It can remove low-risk adware for free, but the user has to buy a license if it is more serious. Scanning can take anywhere from two minutes to five minutes. [1]

Reception

Tony Zaitoun, of About.com , liked the fact that he had some confusion about configuring the interface. The issue has been corrected. [2]

Awards

  • Editors’ Choice by PC Magazine [3]
  • Platinum & Standard Checkmark by West Coast Labs [4]

Controversy

Some of the issues that have been raised in the recent past, which have not been discussed before, have been raised. It was later discovered that the virus was caused by a malware infection (with Daonol ), unrelated to the Windows update. Prevology then apologized for its future claims. [5]

Acquisition

In November 2010, Prevx was acquired by US-based Internet security company Webroot . The full conditions of the deal were not released but they would be fully integrated into their existing software and software. Mel Morris, founder and chief executive of Prevx, vice president of Webroot’s Prevx division. Webroot has since discontinued the Prevx product line. [6]

References

  1. Jump up^ J. Rubenking, Neil (2009-11-09). “Prevx 3.0” . PCMag . Retrieved 2009-10-03 .
  2. Jump up^ Bradley, Tony. “Prevx Edge 3.0” . About.com . Retrieved 2009-10-03 .
  3. Jump up^ “Prevx 3.0 Awarded Editors’ Choice by PCMag.com” . Reuters . 2009-05-18 . Retrieved 2009-10-03 .
  4. Jump up^ “Prevx 3.0 Awarded Platinum & Standard Checkmark Certification by West Coast Labs” . Retrieved 2011-04-02 .
  5. Jump up^ “Malware suspected of ‘Black Screen’ issue” . BBC . 2009-12-01 . Retrieved 2010-01-14 .
  6. Jump up^ Webroot Acquires Prevx PCMag.com. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2011-01-04

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