SecureAnywhere appeared out of nowhere - how safe is this thing?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by ploppo, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    You can run WSA - it will just give you back a WSA trial key for a SafeOnline trial.
     
  2. Tarnak

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    Well, I got it installed, successfully, I think. ;) ...only I don't know what the threat detection is about.

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  3. Tarnak

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    P3 is still showing in the Program folder...I thought would be removed automatically.

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  4. PrevxHelp

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    You can run another scan to see the most up-to-date results for what threat may have been found. Prevx.exe should be removed on reboot if it isn't removed immediately after updating - although, where did you get the build from? A 6MB prevx.exe is definitely far away from what size it should be.
     
  5. Tarnak

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    After a reboot, I got information that ewido was the threat, so I allowed it.

    Then it started a scan. See screenshots.

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  6. PC_Fiddler

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    I can live with it but my experience from others has been negative, I've explained to numerous body's that it doesn't use system resources although it does look like it does - I personally would welcome the ability to switch it off so I don't have to keep explaining :argh:
     
  7. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    It would be worth writing into our support inbox to have them fix it - I imagine not too many users still have ewido installed :)
     
  8. Triple Helix

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    That's true. ;)

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  9. Tarnak

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    Since I am probably the only user still finding ewido useful on my system, I don't think I'll bother writing into support.

    However, I still have this folder showing up after the switch to WSA. Is Ok just to delete?

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  10. PrevxHelp

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    Yes, you can delete that without a problem.
     
  11. Tarnak

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    Thanks...will do. :)
     
  12. ams963

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    Exactly. It's annoying whenever I open the gui. It ruined the beautiful interface for me.:(
     
  13. PrevxHelp

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    I'll look into what we can do with an option to disable it and replace it with other text.
     
  14. Longboard

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    @Tarnak:

    Use the PrevX Uninstaller http://info.prevx.com/removaltool.asp

    Disable Prevx
    Use the tool above

    Even then for me the systray icon was still present

    Do a simple "Search" from Start Menu for 'prevx' : many folders and a shortcut left behind on my box

    Use Regedit to search for any remnants : delete
    - uninstall left 1 reference under 'prevx' in shell command for me
    - there is another reg entry that sometimes gets left behind 'PCSI'

    No doubts: there is a learning curve with change over
    Regards
     
  15. ams963

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    Oh thank you for the consideration Joe. :) :thumb:
     
  16. PrevxHelp

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    FYI - the next build will indeed support a registry entry to disable the protection statistics from showing on the main UI.
     
  17. Triple Helix

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    I hope not for everyone as I do like it! ;)

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  18. ams963

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    @PrevxHelp
    Thank you so much Joe.:D
     
  19. ams963

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    @Triple Helix
    Not to worry Daniel as Joe says 'support a registry entry to disable'. It'll be optional.;)
     
  20. Triple Helix

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    I know I just like teasing you and Joe! :p

    Daniel
     
  21. Bunkhouse Buck

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    Fabulous. Webroot's process monitor is going fast, but at least Webroot's designers don't suggest as the shills for the government (also called economists) do that the way to reduce the speed of the US debt clock is to deficit spend (print money) even more.
     
  22. PC_Fiddler

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    You will only be allowed it on Mondays & Fridays + every other Saturday ~ :D
     
  23. Triple Helix

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    Well if that's my only choice then I will have live with it. :blink:

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  24. ams963

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    You're a real teaser.:D
     
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