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Prevx CSI

What is Prevx CSI?  (from Prevx)

Check your PC and remove malware infections in around a minute. Prevx CSI includes a very fast malware scanner that will find and fix active rootkit, spyware, trojan, virus and malware infections in about one minute.


Prevx CSI is a software program developed by Prevx. 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 primary executable is named prevxcsi.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 635.05 KB (650,296 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 87% of users of Prevx CSI come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.prevx.com
Help link: www.prevx.com/inbound.asp?CMD=CCsupport&MID=c103ac4414475be0f033241a7250550a7a94cee0b367c0a32a8307eb7e618cee&AID=163413942&AGENTPROFILE=CSIPLUS&LICVERIFIER=ECF6BA0E-A7DF-4640-82A7-50B88949631D&Opt=S
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PrevxCSI\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PrevxCSI\\PrevxCSI.exe" /prop UNINSTALL=Y
Estimated size: 635.05 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Prevx CSI

Program executable:prevxcsi.exe
Prevx Computer Security Investigator
Path:C:\Program Files\PrevxCSI\prevxcsi.exe
Additional files:
  • csigui.dll - Prevx CSI (Prevx CSI GUI Library)
  • csiLang.dll - Prevx CSI Language Library
  • csiPart.dll
  • csicore.dll - Prevx CSI Scan Engine
  • prevx.exe - Prevx (Prevx Computer Security Investigator)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • 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".

How do I remove Prevx CSI?

You can uninstall Prevx CSI 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Prevx CSI, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 CSI.

Win XP 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows Vista Business 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  United Kingdom 13.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Gateway 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Common models
Velocity Micro, Inc DP965... 20.00%
TriGem Computer NETHERLAN... 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 20.00%
HP-Pavilion GG753AV-ABA a... 20.00%
Dell Inspiron 1501 20.00%


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