Tried Prevx again -- AGAIN it bogged-down my computer, endless 100% CPU usage

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by windowz6, May 21, 2007.

  1. windowz6

    windowz6 Guest

    I downloaded and installed Prevx again this weekend, about a year
    after trying it for the first time. I had high hopes that this
    program would work well after the 2nd installation.

    I was wrong.

    Just as occurred the first time around, immediately after installing
    Prevx my computer's CPU zoomed to 100% and rarely went below that. As
    I burn lots of DVD's -- which takes enough processing power itself --
    my only recourse after several reboots (to see if the problem would
    recur, which it did) I ultimately uninstaled Prevx and now my
    computer's CPU usage is in reasonable range again.

    I can't imagine that this program is SUPPOSED to overload the
    processor to the extent that the user can hardly do anything else on
    the computer while its running.

    I wonder if Prevx conflicts with Comodo Personal Firewall?

    Any other Prevx users/critics comments welcomed!

    My computer's specs:

    Compaq Presario
    AMD Sempron 3500+
    1.99 GHz
    1.43 GB RAM
    XP Home, Service Pack 2

    Also running:

    Avast antivirus
    Comodo Personal Firewall
    SuperAntiSpyware (paid user -- it finds tracking cookies but has never
    found anything more serious, so I don't recommend it -- it's NOT
    nearly as robust as the "Find's ALL the spyware, not just the easy
    ones" hype would suggest)
    A-Squared Anti-Malware
    The Cleaner
    windowz6, May 21, 2007
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  2. windowz6

    cmsix Guest

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different
    results. - Albert Einstein

    cmsix, May 21, 2007
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  3. windowz6

    windowz6 Guest

    Stupidity: thinking that trying something a 2nd time is the equivalent
    of "insanely" trying something "over and over again".
    windowz6, May 21, 2007
  4. windowz6

    Victek Guest


    Sorry Prevx doesn't work for you. There are other products you could try
    that implement HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System). Check out
    SpywareTerminator and System Safety Monitor (freeware versions available).
    There is also Comodo BoClean which is somewhat different in concept, but
    it's a real-time watchdog.
    Victek, May 21, 2007
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