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Should I remove Prevx?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #23,799
United States Rank #17,358
Reach 0.0086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.98 days
677.91 days >
Average installed length: 356.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.5.231 9.09%
3.0.5.220 60.33%
3.0.5.219 28.10%
3.0.5.206 0.83%
3.0.5.171 0.83%
3.0.5.85 0.83%

Prevx

What is Prevx?

Prevx is a computer application designed for the removal of and protection from malware.

Overview

The most used version is 3.0.5.220, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is prevx.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 6.43 MB (6,746,280 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 59% of users of Prevx come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Turkey.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.prevx.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Prevx\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe" /prop UNINSTALL=Y
Estimated size: 6.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Prevx

Program executable:prevx.exe
Name:Prevx 3.0
Path:C:\Program Files\prevx\prevx.exe
MD5:44fe81f2a425e7ea640c67d6041570c6

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • prevx.exe runs as a service named 'CSIScanner' (CSIScanner) "Scans your PC to check for malware threats that may have bypassed your antivirus or antispyware products".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • prevx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PrevxCSI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe" /bootupreg.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • prevx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Prevx\prevx.exe'.

How do I remove Prevx?

Quickly and completely remove Prevx from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Prevx from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Prevx, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Prevx.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.86%
Windows Vista 8.26%
Windows XP 7.44%
Windows 8 7.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.05%
Windows 7 Professional 13.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.96%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.01%
  South Africa 12.42%
  Turkey 7.45%
  United Kingdom 6.21%
  Italy 2.48%
  Canada 1.86%
  Brazil 1.24%
  France 1.24%
  Thailand 1.24%
  Taiwan 0.62%
  Chile 0.62%
  Netherlands 0.62%
  Mexico 0.62%
  Russia 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.49%
Dell 26.83%
Acer 13.41%
Toshiba 8.54%
GIGABYTE 7.32%
ASUS 4.88%
Sony 4.88%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Gateway 1.22%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 2.94%
HP G71 Notebook PC 1.96%
Dell Dimension E521 1.96%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite X205 0.98%

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