Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

January 22, 2011

I can NO longer in good conscience recommend prevx [to the computer illiterate] since feckless webroot acquisition

Filed under: CIO,irony,software overview — Sagacious Himself @ 4:46 pm

Since prevx was acquired by webroot they have “acquired” a decrease to zero integrity

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=285741
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/webroot-acquires-prevx-106436478.html

Sure the news is a little dated but I wanted to reaffirm a recommendation before issuing it again… which now is not going to happen.

Once upon a time “what should I do to protect my [windows] machine” could have been answered with “buy a prevx license”.  In good conscience did I recommend this single “security product” to most everyone from barely-able-to-turn on computer illiterates to power-users.

No longer.  The bloatware/malware PRODUCERS, webroot, now controls the ship.  Webroot software, like norton, FIRST design priority is license validation at an unacceptably HUGE resource cost.  Webroot code is also fundamentally malicious.

Prevx was trustworthy.  Until demonstrated otherwise prevx as a webroot product is completely untrustworthy.

Recommendation revoked

… sadly as more people “discover” email I need continue re-educate them on BCC usage.. sigh

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