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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible and impossible to remove"

    May 2, 2013  |   By 999volt

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    My bank insisted I use the program at no charge and I suppose it was working OK. But, I should have known you get what you pay for in this life.

    Cons

    There is no support either from the bank who insist you email (no telephone number available) Prevx, where you run into a brick wall since they just ignore you. For over a week I have tried to solve a problem Prevx is causing each time I boot up but no one will help me.

    Summary

    Don't take a chance and install the horrible program. At first I just wanted it fixed but now I want it off my system..............

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent layer of protection"

    December 30, 2012  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    runs perfectly with other antivirus
    excellent anti phishing
    secures financial transactions
    extremely lightweight

    Cons

    freeware is not complete suite, will not clean up.

    Summary

    fantastic addition to arsenal.

    Updated on Apr 19, 2013

    i think this is a trial now and becomes webroot secureanywhere. it said 30 day trial, but i dumped it so don't know if it becomes a free to use after 30 day product (with detection but not removal live it used to be?). please update me if someone was brave enough to wait after 30 day period.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Used PrevX for years & been virus-free AFAIK"

    March 15, 2012  |   By RLMuller

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    Been using 3.0 for last couple of years. Works seamlessly in the background. Provides an icon in the System Tray (WindowsXP-Pro/SP3) to assure me it's active. Rarely warns me about sites I visit (but I almost never visit "strange" ones).

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Summary

    Best antivirus package I've ever used ... and it's cheap.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless customer service, program didn't work"

    February 22, 2012  |   By jevoyager

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    I didn't pay anything.

    Cons

    Had two levels to pick from, free SafeOnline or an 'upgraded' one (3.0 if I recall). Chose SafeOnline since it seemed to offer what I wanted from the info provided, and wanted to see how it worked first. Installed but kept getting an error message whenever it tried to do anything. Contacted Prevx's customer service and they told me that I must have downloaded it before and I need to get the paid version. Not only had I not downloaded it before I hadn't even heard of the program til a few days ago. (And frankly even if I had, this is an offer thru my bank to get this program for free regardless - if I don't want the paid version I shouldn't have to.) Replied to inform them that if that was the best their customer service had to offer then I don't want their product, and I'd be letting my bank know as well. Got another reply that they "might" be able to fix it if I let them have remote access to my computer. Yeah no thanks.

    Summary

    If they can't bother to have decent customer service, then what of their product? I've found similar complaints online, so its not just me. Don't bother with Prevx - waste of time...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "pain in the ass, please for your own good don't get it"

    July 17, 2011  |   By goroyoshi

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    finds some malware and tells you where it is (when I mean some I MEAN SOME)

    Cons

    - tells you that legit nonmalware programs are viruses (this happened so much)
    - begs you to pay to get rid of the malware

    Summary

    please dont get this for your own good especially if you are a gamer it always flagged my games as viruses

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worth the money. Cleans and protects system for a year."

    May 17, 2011  |   By tdj_clarke

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    I've used it over and over again at the office and with friends. Thumbs up, gets the job done and saves hours.

    Cons

    None for me.

    Summary

    May have to install in safe mode, depending if Malaware hijacks browsers. Initial scan on line seems lengthy but necessary. Reboot in regular mode and After that it gets the job done. Our family each have a license.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Lightest and fastest out there."

    May 12, 2011  |   By shorty6100

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    Very fast scan. Extremely light on resources.

    Cons

    Lots of false positives. This was fixed by setting heuristics to low (default is medium).

    Summary

    I've had this for over a year-I have been infection-free.I have no idea what the negative comments are about. My only concern is that Webroot acquired Prevx. I hope in version 4 they don't make this the bloatware Spy Sweeper became.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Install At Your Own Risk"

    March 29, 2011  |   By Darth_Medicus

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    The interface "looks" appealing and professional.

    Cons

    When you want to remove it, it turns into a squatter; it clamps down and will not leave your hard drive (although you may be able to remove it from your active list of installed programs in the Control Panel).

    Summary

    If this is the kind of trouble that one has to go through to use a "try it free" product, then take a pass on this one. And I honestly don't know why CNet didn't do a better job vetting this product. Hopefully I can find a way to get it off of my hard drive without doing a hard format.....

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crappy piece of work!"

    February 27, 2011  |   By chowderbee

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    none i can think of

    Cons

    worst product ever, lets system stay unprotected

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Efficient, reliable, and simply excellent!"

    February 19, 2011  |   By johndoe60

    Version: Prevx 3.0.1.65

    Pros

    An excellent scanner.
    Works best with a antivirus program such as Microsoft Security Essentials.
    Authenticating feature.
    Easy navigation.
    Has self protection feature.

    Cons

    Cons?! There are none.

    Summary

    The purchasing problem can be circumvented by using this as a scanner rather than as a malware removal program. Don't forget, this program allows you to track down the malware, pinpointing it's exact location, which you can then remove manually or with another program.

    It's features are superb, it's scanner is top notch, and you feel very secure with it turned on.

    Updated on Feb 19, 2011

    Of course, I'm using Prevx version 3.05.220, which is a more updated version. Nevertheless, I guarantee that this program is reliable and efficient.

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