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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.85 days
46.51 days >
Average installed length: 24.44 days


5.5.117 4.76%
5.5.100 4.76%
5.5.85 4.76%
5.5.81 23.81%
5.5.74 4.76%
5.5.73 4.76%
5.5.67 9.52%
5.5.66 9.52%
5.5.65 4.76%
5.5.60 19.05%
5.5.56 9.52%

Preventon Antivirus

What is Preventon Antivirus?  (from Preventon Technologies Limited)

Preventon Antivirus is a professional-grade antivirus solution for home PC users. Preventon’s internet security is an acclaimed solution to a notorious online threat. Utilising our AV engine (currently protecting over Millions of computers worldwide) Preventon Antivirus ensures an end user can rest assured that they ar...  Read more


Preventon Antivirus is a software program developed by Preventon Technologies Limited. The most common release is 5.5.81, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 28.24 MB (29,607,159 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 27% of users of Preventon Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.preventon.com/antivirus-premium
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Preventon Antivirus\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F2B65F98-52D6-4134-B05E-1B71AC465D8C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.24 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Preventon Antivirus

  • avdriversetup_x64.exe - Preventon Antivirus (Preventon AV Driver Setup Tool)
  • avdriversetup_x86.exe
  • AVScanningService.exe (by Security Software Limited) - Preventon AV Scanning Service
  • netcontroller.dll (by UtilTool Limited) - UtilTool Net Controller (UtilTool Net Controller [av])
  • AVAssistant.exe (by Security Software Limited) - Preventon AV Assistant
  • nethandler.dll (by UtilTool Limited) - UtilTool Net Handler
  • AVEngine.dll - Preventon AV Engine
  • netfilter.exe - UtilTool Net Filter (UtilTool Net Filter Service)
  • AVTray.exe - Preventon AV Tray
  • Updater.exe - Preventon Updater
  • AVUI.exe - Preventon AV UI
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • netfilter.exe runs as a service named 'netfilter' (netfilter) "UtilTools Net Filter Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AVTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Preventon Antivirus\AVTray.exe.

How do I remove Preventon Antivirus?

Quickly and completely remove Preventon Antivirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Preventon Antivirus 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 Preventon Antivirus, 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 Preventon Antivirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 7 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.48%
Windows 10 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.92%
  United Kingdom 19.23%
  Netherlands 11.54%
  Germany 7.69%
  Hong Kong 7.69%
  Russia 3.85%
  Canada 3.85%
  PS 3.85%
  Argentina 3.85%
  Brazil 3.85%
  Guatemala 3.85%
  Italy 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.18%
Acer 17.65%
Dell 11.76%
Lenovo 11.76%
Intel 5.88%
MSI 5.88%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KC965AA-ABZ a... 7.14%
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard CQ1-1307L... 7.14%
MSI MS-7636 7.14%
LENOVO 4383 7.14%


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