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Weird problem with Avast & Prevx?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Jillbeans, May 26, 2011.

  1. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Ok so this morning I had an email alert from Prevx, which I got after I had the bad nasty evil rootkit last fall.
    So this morning I checked my email as I always do first thing, and I got this message:
    So I followed its steps.
    Then I notice my Avast has been disabled.
    There was no way I could find to re-enable it so I downloaded a new version of it.
    But Prevx blocks it, saying it's bad.
    So I unplugged the WWW and temporarily disabled Prevx, but Windows won't install it either.
    So all I have running is the Prevx as an antivirus.
    Is this good enough?
    I did temp file cleaner, ccleaner, superantispyware,and antimalwarebytes.
    They all were clear.
    And the Prevx scan revealed 14 files.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Jill
     
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  2. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    While I'm not really familiar with Prevx, a cursory review of their site indicates that it is an anti-virus (as well as other forms of malware) product. Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to be running multiple anti-virus products on the same system, as they tend to conflict with each other.
     
  3. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    Lose Prevx and update Avast..
     
  4. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    I have had a few attacks from emails lately. If the email only contains a link....don't click on it! If it looks like someone you know, ask them if they sent it. Chances are they didn't.

    One of them contained a virus that put up false "worm" detection and demanded payment to get rid of them. A CONT/ALT/DEL was needed to get out of it. I then ran the anti-malware program and got rid of it.
     
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