prevx + vlc portable = ridiculously frustrating

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  1. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    it takes about a minute to play video files using vlc media player because prevx scans the dll's during load, no other antivirus takes this long to scan vlc's dll's during start so what's going on here?? i have put up with it for far too long now
     
  2. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    If you could please save a scan log by clicking Tools - Save Scan Results and send it to report@prevxresearch.com, we can whitelist its components to prevent it from scanning unnecessarily.

    Thank you!
     
  3. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    there are logs for real-time scanning?
     
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    Saraceno Registered Member

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    All the applications on portableapps.com are safe and should be whitelisted. :)
     
  5. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Yes, they apply to normal scans and realtime scanning :)
     
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    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    i will reinstall to see if that fixes it. if not i will be back
     
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    I look forward to your feedback.
     
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    ok this is still happening.

    i thought once prevx scans a program then it does not need to scan it again??

    this time it took 3 mins to open vlc, disabling real time protection makes it open in half a second

    and this is on an intel SSD by the way

    can someone replicate this? just download vlc portable from portableapps.com and open a video file with it.

    i suppose i could wait for version 4 if thats the only way this is going to get resolved
     
  9. vojta

    vojta Registered Member

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    I never had a problem with any of both VLC versions and Prevx. I use to download them here (if it makes any difference):

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

    Current version is 1.1.7.
     
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    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    i got mine from portableapps.com but still, why is prevx scanning everytime i open it?
     
  11. Nek

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    I have exactly the same problem. Prevx takes a long time to authenticate portable VLC's files.
     
  12. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Could you please also send a Prevx scan log to Prevx as suggested in post #2?

    TIA,

    TH
     
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    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    i mean this with the greatest respect but why cant someone from prevx just download and whitelist every single portable apps exe's and dll's?

    hi trip :)
     
  14. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    We do whitelist a large number of them but a scan log is the only way to be sure that we've whitelisted the exact files that you have installed.
     
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