Isn't PrevX IO/Reads way too much?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Konata Izumi, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    Screenshot and Scanlog attached.

    it has the highest I/O Read in my system even higher than my antivirus. is it a P2P issue? I'm torrenting alot.
     

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  2. PC__Gamer

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    I can't see what process that is on my phone, but it doesn't look like a prevx one.

    maybe different countrys have different names for the processes, but I can't recall my own prevx being labelled any differently to prevx.exe

    Unless, I've just misread it, its early hours in the morning here. LOL
     
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  3. Konata Izumi

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    @PC_Gamer
    if you do a custom install and chose Randomize location.. Prevx would have different file and process name.
    This helps alot against malware targetting PrevX

    It's also early morning here... 8:10AM
     
  4. Triple Helix

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    For P2P programs maybe it's just right! But Joe will know! :D

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  5. PrevxHelp

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    It is likely that you have run a system scan within that Windows session - that isn't out of the ordinary for the amount of data scanned during a normal "deep" scan. I wouldn't be concerned about it as that seems accurate with how much it should scan :)
     
  6. Zorak

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    Hi all

    I find that Pxsecure.dll causes high I/O reads in explorer.exe (Note - not iexplore). Even when my system is idle it causes an I/O read of 2.6MB and a CPU spike of 6.8% to occur every 4 seconds.

    Does this seem normal? It maybe my imagination but I don't recall this behaviour in Prevx 3.0.1.65.
     
  7. Konata Izumi

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    I only need safeonline without the evaluation version of PrevX CSI :<
    my harddrive is really old :<

    @Joe
    I think have done a deep scan during that session. :>
    yea that must be it XD

    If I lessen or disable the advanced heuristics thing... will it reduce the stress on my harddrives?
     
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  8. PrevxHelp

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    This is a component of Prevx SafeOnline, constantly ensuring that your browser is fully secured from any outside malware attacks that could have gone unnoticed previously. Could you let me know what kind of processor you have? The CPU spike shouldn't be that high, unless the hardware is relatively old.

    Thanks for the information! :)
     
  9. Zorak

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    Thanks Joe for the response.

    My hardware is old - Pentium III 1200MHz. Whilst every clock cycle is sacred, I don't think PSO has caused any noticeable slowdown on my system with its behaviour. It just seemed strange that Pxsecure.dll was causing motion in explorer.exe, even when I wasn't browsing the internet.

    Cheers.
     
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