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Prevx 2.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Prevx 2.0

Prevx 2.0 provides the breadth and depth of technologies necessary to combat the ever increasing sophistication of malicious software.
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 521 143 comments

Prevx 2.0 was available as a giveaway on July 5, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Control remote desktop or laptop from any device and anywhere!

Prevx 2.0 provides the breadth and depth of technologies necessary to combat the ever increasing sophistication of malicious software. Prevx's unique implementation of 'herd intelligence', malware virtualization, frequency analysis, centralized behavioral heuristics and automated malware research gives a significant advantage, one that translates into faster, more extensive and accurate determination of malware to provide the highest levels of security.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista; 256 MB RAM; 600 MHz CPU; 30 MB disk space


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File Size:

13.2 MB



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The standard anti-malware solution for Windows.

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hey evry1,

in my opinion prevx 2.0 is great
if i get malware into my computer and i run the malware by accident, it stops it from loading and tells me its malware and the status goes red so i clik cancel and select the malware, shift+del it to permanently delete it. then the prevx status goes green again. saves me time doing the "cleanup logs" part.

great product!
other versions of prevx:
prevx cgi
prevx 1
prevx home (no expiration)

Reply   |   Comment by bboyzahid  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

installed and used since the giveaway. magnificent, it works on both XP and server 2003. anyone who complained is either biased, using vista or shouldn't be in front of a computer because the whole reason it broke in the first place was because of the virus that infected it right out of the box, the user themselves.

people, if you scroll this far down to read this, buy a copy of prevX. i've put it through tests and found it's actually able to do what it claims. thankyou GAOD for introducing me to prevX, it's saved my two laptops and my server and it cost me nothing!

Reply   |   Comment by fahq  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used Prevx 1.0 flawlessly since January 25th 2006, and it has been automatically updated to Prevx 2.0 since then at no additional cost. Must say, this program worked for removing stubborn european malware that the more standard such programs wouldn`t even touch!! Will I renew come January 25th 2008? You bet your butt I will! Yes, there MAY be a FEW SECONDS scanning that takes place when starting some program execs. but tell me, what is such protection worth? Again, my computer has run without intrusive malware for months, why, because this program jails them quickly with a popup notice that identifies the "intruder" for later removal at YOUR discretion. Yes, I have used other programs that are still flaunted here in this response section.."Spybot".."Adware"..."Spydoctor.."Mcafee"..."Symantic".."Avg"..etc. These wouldn`t touch some of the malware I have seen. I have been involved with PC`s for 20 years, the only defense against all intrusions I now use, is a standard firewall, and Prevx 2.0!!

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Prevx2 was good at the start. seemed like a good program to remove spyware. I had a virus and the program promised to be able to remove it.....wrong. Couldn't remove it so I uninstalled the program.....wrong still couldn't uninstall. downloaded their special remover......wrong. Couldn't uninstall because I didn't have Prevx installed but on program directory clearly showed it being still there. rebooted computer to find all files deleted only now computer working so slow it's not funny. Before MS word takes 3-5 seconds to open. Now at least 30 secs. Not happy! don't install products from shifty companies. trust the big names.

Reply   |   Comment by peedoff  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used Prevx 2 up till yesterday, about 40 days. My experience with it is both good and bad. The good side is that it really offer amazing protection when it's working. On the bad side that the PrevxConsole (SysTray part) often crashing. It seams to be far to vulnerable/unstable. Sometimes it crashes during install of other software (e.i. Password Manager Deluxe from Kristanix Software) other times it just does not load, and can not be started manually either (e.i. when running Chikka Messenger, both v3 and 4). When the PrevxConsole fails to start, the PC is left in a state of limbo. It's running, but one can hardly use it because Prevx Agent (which is still running) prevents most programs from being executed. It seams as Windows components as allowed, and everything else blocked. Seams to me as the Agent need the Console to perform online verification, so it just blocks access waiting for a verification that never happens. My recommendation for making Prevx better is to make the Console more stable, and to make sure the Agent perform online verification even if the Console fail.

It was a tough task to uninstall Prevx. I downloaded their uninstall tool, but it failed, and left the PC hanging. Had to boot to Safe Mode and set the Prevx Agent Service to Disabled (just in case I had to boot to normal mode again). Now the Uninstall Tool worked (since the Agent Service is not started in Safe Mode). I also gave Administrators full access to the Prevx Agent key in registry, but that did not seam to help. Maybe this is documented some place, but I did not find it.

Reply   |   Comment by KAS  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Used it and it crashed my PC! I tried to reboot my computer after cleaning it with Prevx, and it just restarted. I did finally get it back up and running, but I'll use Prevx sparingly from now on!

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just wanted to mention that I've been using this software since it was available here and it works great!

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have installed Prevx 2.0 on two XP machines without a hitch. I have un-installed and reinstalled without a hitch. I am not questioning the legitimacy of anyone else's difficulty, just stating the ease of my own installation. Prevx 2.0 does use some system resources. If you are an avid gamer, you won't want Prevx. If you use your PC (with at least 512MB of RAM and a moderately powered CPU) in a home or small office environment, any slow down will be mostly negligible (scan time being the exception).

I'm always amazed when people start talking about the use of resources. All anti-malware products use some resources. The ideal is to find a product or products that offer the most protection with the least impact on your system. That said, programs that are strictly definition based are obsolete and can't keep up with the sophistication and speed of malware writers. At this time Prevx is unique in that it not only uses definition based technology and heuristics it uses other techniques that as has previously stated elsewhere use rootkit techniques in order to battle rootkits, bots and the like. In other words while this program may use more resources than some, it is doing more. IMO, it uses less resources than the popular Norton and McAfee Security Suites. Prevx, however, does not protect against spam or phishing attacks.

The end user will have to decide whether a product that works as effectively as Prevx 2.0 is worth the slight hit you take on your system resources. Bear in mind that it is doing more than any other product currently on the market. In functionality it operates similarly to anti-virus, anti-spyware, and in some regards a firewall.

My first 30 days with Prevx 2.0 has been very good. There have been a couple false positives that I notified Prevx of and were corrected inside of 48 hours. Time will tell if the day comes that I feel I can drop my paid anti-virus and anti-malware products.

Interestingly enough the strength of Prevx 2.0 lies in the very complaints that some have posted. It operates at the kernal level, which is below the USER MODE level. That's why complete removal of every trace of Prevx is difficult. The kernel level is where many modern day malware writers are now attacking. I assume that is the reason some have had difficulty with uninstalls (though I have not) because Prevx will protect itself against malware from trying to directly or indirectly shut it down.

At the kernel level, rootkits can cloak themselves and most anti-mailware products will never see them. Where the average anti-virus gets compromised, Prevx does not. This is one sophisticated piece of software that in my mind will only get better.

If you are not comfortable with making occasional decisions about what operation to jail and what to let run, then Prevx is probably not for you. But then neither is a 3rd Party Firewall or anti-spyware with active protection. They ask the same kind of questions and a wrong answer can mean you let the bad guys have control or at the least render a program inoperative. One advantage of Prevx is that if you don't do a cleanup and just leave the potential malware jailed, no harm is done. If you have a good program that ceases to run or run properly, just place the jailed item into Probation and the program will be backup and running again.

If you are the kind of person, that gets squeamish about installing and installing programs and/or you've never heard of Safe Mode, System Restore or you have but you don't know how to use these features, then you are a novice and I would not recommend Prevx. If, on the other hand, you are not a PC novice; You are not an avid gamer; you have at least a 2.4Ghz single core processor with at least 512MB of RAM on an XP machine and you'll read the Prevx tutoral, then you owe it to yourself to try out Prevx 2.0 and make up your own mind. Programs like Prevx are the future of malware protection today.

Reply   |   Comment by Aragorn7  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

After downloading the free version of PrevX2 and having it freeze up my system, I used the PrevX uninstall tool mentioned in comment #44. It works! http://info.prevx.com/removaltool.asp
Thanks, MStreich, for the tip.

Reply   |   Comment by Boyd  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It writes file material the size of a small novel in your system registry even after it has been uninstalled! Even stripping out all of this material after a normal uninstall leaves three entries, to which access is denied (cannot delete them for love or money! These three files constitute the components of their Rootkit analyzer.) The only way to guarantee removal of these three last entries is via a System Restore. I tried using Cleanse Uninstaller and the Windows Uninstaller (in Control Panel) and neither were able to rid the system of these last three files.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

will not uninstall keeps telling me even in adminstor role that i do not have the authority to uninstall it it's making me very paranoid also will not be taken of start up by msconfig or a host of start up managers my advice keep clear at ANY cost

Reply   |   Comment by there outtogetme  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

THANK YOU, GAOTD!! I downloaded this on July 5th in hopes it would find and remove a 2 trojans that Norton, Trend Micro, and Spy Doctor didn't. In order for me to get to any part of my computer I had to use the windows task manager.

Prevx2.o did the trick. I have my desk top back and the system tray also.

Keep up the good work!

Reply   |   Comment by Lil  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

it installed fine on vista for me
works perfectly!

Reply   |   Comment by Ads  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

it does not work in Vista, I kept getting error message. also in XP, it seems to be a memory hog.

Reply   |   Comment by disgruntled  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Prevx works well, but it does make spikes in the CPU Usage.

Reply   |   Comment by Crazycat  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great Product! Keeps my pc running fast! One year is okay.

Reply   |   Comment by Darryl  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I installed Prevx 2.0 at website:www.prevx.com 23 days ago. Then I visited your website about 1 hour ago. I have just reinstalled Prevx 2.0 in time you offered, but it's not sucessful. The program is still available in 7 days. May I know the reason?

Reply   |   Comment by Anh Minh  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I think I read somewhere that there shouldn't be more than one anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, etc program on a computer at a time. I don't know if anyone is still reading this forum but could someone knowledgeable tell me if this is true. Thanks in advance

Reply   |   Comment by SGray  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What's with all the gripeing??? I had absolutely no problems installing, activation worked with the second code I tried (the first had too many users already), and if anything, seems to have sped my computer up! There must be some real idiots out there, because I'm not all that computer savy, and I can see that this is a good deal. All good programs are updated, at a charge, after one year, so you crybabys shut up and act like adults instead of the spoilt brats that you probably are. Thanks a million GOTD, without you, many individuals like myself, on a fixed income, wouldn't have the oportunity to use quality programs like this one!

Reply   |   Comment by Lynda  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have used PrevX (one of the really first versions) for 3 years, maybe more, and even if the updates stopped in, let's say, 2005 (i don't need them anyway), i love this program. But not PrevX 2. Not even PrevX 1.

PrevX is a simple program that is uniquely (in their words) an "intrusion prevention system". It doesn't connect to the net (except for updates, and only if you want to update), and it just asks you if you want to allow or deny installation, deletion or modification of programs and system files. It's a simple, easy, all-around way to prevent people and "things" to affect your computer, and you control it, and that's why I love it.

From this, it became PrevX 1 and now, PrevX 2, which is still an all-around way to prevent people and "things" to affect your computer, but is a firewall and an antivirus too.

From the website:
"Unlike traditional security companies that identify malicious code by its 'signature' and then must develop a cure one virus at a time, Prevx's Community Intrusion Prevention (CIP) system identifies malicious code by its 'behavior' and is able to neutralize whole classes of malware before it ever has a recognized signature."

This means that: First, you install PrevX. Then, if you open any program, PrevX will connect to the PrevX network to verify if it's not a virus/spyware/etc. This means that if you open mIRC, aMSN, Firefox, Gmail, and Quake 3 Arena Demo, they will know that you opened all of this, and well, yeah, also at what time you opened it, since it's a real-time verification via a PrevX server.

And now, i've read a comment here:
«When doing a file scan, it checks all the files first, then verifies them online against a community databank of known bad processes»

I admire the way this program works, because it's a really nice real-time virus/spyware/whatever protection, and well, i couldn't find a better way to fight viruses/etc. than this one, it's a really great idea if not the best, but i don't like the "invasion of privacy" thing. (And i honestly don't know if you can disable any of these "features" requiring the net.)

Plus, according to other comments here, the program "always" connects to the net. So, personally, unless I have some control over what the program does and why it does it..

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" (Benjamin Franklin)

(But since it's free, enjoy? ;)

Anyway, thanks gotd :p

Reply   |   Comment by Le Dechaine  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had about 18 days left on my trial and now I have a year, so I am very happy.

This app is running along with Grisoft AVG on my machine and seems to be doing well. It has found four questionable items and removed them and AVG has found none in the same time frame. It does a startup process scan very quickly on my 3200 Athlon64 1 g ram, and it is good seeing it scan "new" programs and check its community data base to see if it is ok or not. It is like a lot of fire walls, once ok'd, an application has permission.

It is 25 a year, and this include real time protection and up to date scanning and updates and that is WAY less than major companies for the same service.

Reply   |   Comment by nicknackr  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ok, i finally got it to install on a Vista machine but now the machine is locked up. Can not even get it to do anything even after a reboot. DO NOT INSTALL IF YOU HAVE VISTA. Even if you download from mirror #2

Reply   |   Comment by WenJo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

not sure where all the uninstall hysteria is coming from. i have been using Prevx2 since it was RELEASED in early June. presently running Build 47, i uninstall Prevx2 frequently. i do not use auto-update, prefering to read the Release Notes on the website before agreeing to update. if the update is compelling enough, i uninstall the present build, and install a fresh clean build. i have using this procedure since Build 1 and have not had one issue with uninstalling. in fact Prevx2 uninstalls almost too easily. what i do and this may be a fresh concept, is i close the program prior to attempting to uninstall it. most will hop up and down claiming they did close it out first, but i doubt they are being honest with themselves.

my complaint with Prevx2 is the developer can go eerily quiet when confronted with an issue they don't want to address. when Prevx2 works it is incredible to watch, when it misses something, don't expect the developers to engage in expliaining how Prevx2 missed with you to assist you with your understanding of the app. i don't belive they are from Australia, but they do a great immitation of an Ostrich. head in the sand, ass out for all to see.

that being said i use the program and have for around 7months (from when it was Prevx1)and will not consider lighting off my computer without it, it's that good. it has shortcomings, but what from the hand of man doesn't?

Reply   |   Comment by MLG  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've used Clamwin for a long time now without a single issue. No fights with other programs, barely uses any memory, updates itself and is open source. The few times it's asked for my attention regarding a suspect file, I gave it permission to handle it, and the problem quietly disappeared. Unlike my experience with overbearing, territorial anti-virus programs....Norton, McAfee. I used to end up on Trend Micro's on-line virus scan but since I intalled Clamwin, come to think of it, I haven't since.


Reply   |   Comment by Moonseal  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Been running Prevx the entire day #8,21,29. Using Firefox, have had multiple tabs open, watching videos with no visible slowdowns or hiccups. When checking the task manager memory usage has remained relatively low, only spiking when initially accessing files. I am running a 40GB laptop with 256MB RAM.

I also share my connection with my wife's desktop (no, she didn't download, our computers have both been stable, no need to screw up both if this doesn't work) and neither connection has been affected.

As far as my particular setup has gone, I have had no problems at all with this giveaway. And I have also heard horror stories about Norton, McAfee, and I have had problems with WindowsOneCare, NOD32, and with a few firewalls.

If I run into any problems, I will post at the forum, but for now

Good Job Prevx2.0 and GAOD

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Won't install on Windows Vista! What a waste. Made for a 7 year old OS (XP).

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Greenwood  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

when i went to giveawayoftheday.com, it said "Prevx 2.0 is available as a Giveaway of the day! You have 4 hours 17 minutes to download and install it."

and when i went to install it, i got a message that says "giveaway period for this software is over, please check our web-site for a new giveaway."

guess it isn't in the cards for me.

Reply   |   Comment by guudkarma  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I installed it just fine on a Windows XP SP2 machine but could not get it to install on 3 different Vista machines. If they say it is Vista compatible, they should make it so.

Reply   |   Comment by WenJo  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To those experiencing a 'hang' at 95%:

Check your menu bar at the bottom of the screen. You will find a pop-under window that asks for the activation code. To get the code, open the 'Read Me' file and select one from the list. Copy | Paste the code to the pop-under window. Submit.

The install will rapidly complete.

To the Giveaway team: Thank you for bringing great software to us for testing. It is my hope that negative comments on this or any other title are taken constructively, not personally (see comment sixty one).

Prevx team, thank you for today's offering. It may not have worked for me, but it apparently did for a majority of GotD visitors. May that success continue!

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dear readers,

having been a user of a previous version of Prevx, i think it is of interest to state my previous experience with this product, even though it is not directly related to the version that is now being offered.

having read the extremely good reviews of the old product, i installed it, and it worked normaly until i found that what it had positively identified as virus/malware/etc and to which i gave the go ahead to delete as i didnt know exactly what the dlls that is was deleting were used for, where in fact essential dlls for 3th party hardware software.

this was discovered on my next boot up.
this was such an important incident that i was offered a free 1 year subscription to their next version which had the errors corrected.

all this to say that i suggest to all users that install this software to be extremely carefull when this product states that it has found a 100% positive.

this in no way indicates that my previous incident will ever happen again, and that the product has not improved even more, but it is better to be prepared than sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by sergio  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I still use the older free version called Prevx Home. If you can find it, it won't expire - ever! I've been using it for years now. Though it may not be quite as advanced as Prevx 2.0, Prevx Home can still be a very helpful addition to your AV, AS and FW and it won't stop working ever!

I find Prevx Home to be much more powerful and much harder to terminate than programs like CyberHawk, which is also free. It is also far easier to use and far less annoying popups than other HIPS.

Of course, I don't just run an AV, FW, AS and Prevx Home, I do have other security softwares too.

I would never use any Prevx product on its own. Always use an AV, and FW at least, with products like this, in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by PrevxHome  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A wise word for anyone who believes to have his/her computer secured with security solutions.

Don't believe too much.

Use your own intuition and mind to keep your pc clean. Don't trust too much. Any program you blindingly install / run could cause problems. Use general sense. Why would a company sponsor a free toolbar. Why not trying to investigate things before you try them out?

If you believe too much you will gratefully accept malware and your hopes that your security software could defeat them could quickly dimish (but needn't). Trust yourself and not a software. Enough said.

Reply   |   Comment by Windolin  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A warning, this is pure evil, trying to uninstall, unbelievable how it sinks its teeth deep into the registry. So far have failed with its uninstaller, JV16, File Assassin, Unlocker....Giving up and about to use Norton Go Back... Rats, to think all these years with Tech Tv/G4, only a temporary setback....Grr this company is going to hear of my dis pleasure.

Reply   |   Comment by marsh_0x  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I too cannot install Prevx. I have downloaded every version from every site including the Prevx homesite. All versions fail to install with the message"Application is not configured correctly. Reinstall may help." It does not. There appears to be a flaw in the Prevx installer program which fails on some machines. I have disabled every security program that could cause this & it still doesn't help. If the install is this buggy, I can't believe the program can be any good.

Reply   |   Comment by macbeans  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

not good was unresponsive locked out several programs knocked out norton was very hard to uninstall I'm not a puter expert so for me this was not good

Reply   |   Comment by sandy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At first I was very skeptical of this.
I had a bit of a trouble installing, before I found out about the Vista installer.
Install was then smooth, and activation super easy.
I am very happy with the year subscription. People shouldn't complain, since... it's a whole year away. Worry about it then, not now.
Thank you PrevX and GiveAwayOfTheDay.com for this great program. It seems to work really well, and for a computer nerd like me, I like to be in control of my computer, and see what programs are doing what, when, especially when the programs are background services.
I'll be installing this on all of my computers, as well as my family's computers. Finally a decent well-rounded security program.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen S.  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@93 Manduh
This program does not use signatures, and therefore does not need updates.

Reply   |   Comment by dudett  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I do not understand why people are willing to give remote access and remote control to a company whose business is to be expert in spyware, etc. Imagine the power they would have if they decided to take over your bot computers for some devilish scheme.

Reply   |   Comment by KM  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If you dont get this software you are out of your tree...and I DO mean that...this is a new breed of antivirus that is built around community feedback...so the updates to respond to viral attacks is almost spontaneous...I have used it for a while now and as a security professional I can attest to its strength and robust ability to do the job...I have never felt more secure and I run a 2003 Windows server every day with a lot of use...this copy I believe is for the use on XP class machines and for that it EXCELLS!!! I have been paying for the updated licenses for a while and you can't pry it out of my cold scrawny fingers....its pretty safe too....and NO...I dont work for this or any other connected company...I just know from first hand experience...IT WORKS!

Reply   |   Comment by rakos  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It makes my computer stop. After it runs, my computer don't take any order -_-; I wish my computer recover after uninstalling this software..

Reply   |   Comment by dgkim  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't even bother with security type "giveaways" anymore because the authors don't want to give give it to you. they always give a time limited license.

Reply   |   Comment by DVD536  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Addendum to my comment above:

Also a big plus is the following statement, so for comment #86 by Mark.... here's your answer to it being free foreve :)

"Right, so as many of you will know, starting a blog is hard work, getting people to visit your blog is hard work – even if you have super cool stories.

So doing some brain storming in the office we figured that paying users to visit our blog would be an ingenious idea, however there are some flaws in that idea! Hrmmm.... so what’s the next best thing to getting paid cash? Prevx Licenses of course !!!! :=)

So this is the deal:

Put a link on your blog, website or anywhere that has more than 5 visitors (they dont need to visit our blog, it just needs to be a *legit* site) to our blog – seriously 5 is a fair number!It could be a link, a post or just a mention for people to come and have a lookTell us you’ve done it by sending us an email We’ll send you a mail with 5 Single user Prevx license keys valid for 1 Year

So there it is, any other link baiting ideas are welcome, This is the best we could muster this afternoon!

Of course with the 5 Single user keys (Worth $124.75!) you can do whatever you want with, some suggestions would be to give them away on your blog/site etc or give them to your friends and family.

Let’s see how it goes."

Reply   |   Comment by WhiteRabbit aka Stephen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice FREE OFFER again, nice one GAOTD,this program has the potential to protect PC's, and with a free licence for 12 months ! i would be tempted, however it appears to give fatal problems to more than 50% of those who installed it,not having said Oops for two years i have to decline trying this program as to utter Oops can be maddening, knowing it MAY give problems to a high degree i will play safe and go for NOVATIX CYBERHAWK, similar but proven compatible to most PC's, thanks again for the offer.
cheers Philip

Reply   |   Comment by Philip  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.


Reply   |   Comment by not happy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I haven't the time to wade through all the comments above as I'm packing for my vacation; however I did check out the home page of this company and I think the following statement says it all (as far as I'm concerned it's a big plus to download this and trial it for at least the year we are getting free):

"With Free Trial Plus, you can download and use Prevx 2.0 (and it's the full product, not some cut down version) for free. If you're never affected by malware, the product is free for ever.

However, if Prevx 2.0 detects, and protects you against, a malicious file, then a count-down begins. This count-down gives you another 30 days of the full product for free. At any point you can then choose to pay for the product, (and by the way Prevx 2.0 is significantly less expensive than other anti-malware products and can be bought by the month, the quarter or the year to give you maximum flexibility).

At the end of the 30 day count-down, if you haven't chosen to buy the product, Prevx 2.0 switches into detection mode. This gives you the same visibility of what's happening on your machine and will tell you if you've been infected, allowing you to clean up an infection either by paying for Prevx 2.0 at that point, or by using another product or a manual clean-up method".

Good one PrevX limited. Just that last sentence is enough to persuade me that you ‘may’ be worth following up. I will surely be trying your software for the full year. The fact that you've given out so many activation keys, and the ability to 'activate' this product 'after' the giveaways usual 24 hour period; meaning, I'll be able to continue with the 'year trial' even if I have to do a full install on my system is a big plus.

I sure hope that your product is as good as it says (Endorsed by comments above from people who have already purchased this product) as I've never been wholly satisfied with the detection systems I've used over the past decade.

Thank you very much for giving us this opportunity to have a years free protection PrevX Ltd, and to the Giveaway team for their continued work in presenting us with useful (Concept Draw Project 3 and mind mapping software), novel (Icon constructor and WireChanger [Which I was so impressed with I decided to buy when I lost it to a reformat]) and sometime wondrous software... ( Magic Score5 which has given my 8 year old son extra impetus to learn his saxophone) together with many more packages that I've found very useful, sometimes useful, and just enjoyable to play with. :)

You guys rock

Reply   |   Comment by WhiteRabbit aka Stephen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great program, couple of bearable problems.

I've been using this software (purchased the one-year license)since December and it has been nothing but awesome for me. When I installed it, it removed several rootkits that I had been tearing my hair out over, easy-peasy. I use nothing else, except a firewall that my university provides (I'm a teacher in China, and I USED TO BE constantly bombarded with every new and improved virus, trojan, worm and what have you).

I only have a couple problems with this software:

1. Updating takes a long time. But this is sort of a good thing since
every time any user encounters malware, the info is uploaded to their site and then distributed among all users. Someone in New York uses Prevx to remove something, and a while later my Prevx knows about it. See Brian Veloso's comment, he said it better than I just did.

2. For some reason, "tel.xls" (shows up in task manager as "kill") does not show up as malware in their database. It IS malware and its a b**** to remove since it propagates over USB removable drives (including cameras and phones) and copies several files which have to be deleted in a certain order if you don't want them to recreate themselves automatically. Sigh. Every time I buy removable storage in China, I have to murder this malware again. Oddly, Kaspersky DOES recognize this file and removes it. But I hate Kaspersky.

3. Sometimes (randomly) it asks me to authenticate programs which I have already authenticated in the past. Not sure what is going on there.

As for other folk's problems:

1. I've never had a problem with Prevx hogging memory. The scan at startup is a little annoying cause everything slows down for that, but it takes about 30 seconds and is basically the FUNCTION of a security program like this, isn't it? To scan things?

2. Unless GOTD put it there, this program DOES NOT contain spyware. Give me a break.

Reply   |   Comment by Barrie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

dito with # 73; no need for this type of language in this forum. No one is putting a gun in your head to come to this web site - or telling you download and instal a particular software.
Just read the comments and make a personal decision to download / not to download a particular "free" software.
thanks GOTD for your software. still debating on this one.
dumb question, does this software is intended to take the place of your AV software?

Reply   |   Comment by El Borikua  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It seems like the reviews so far fall in the extremes: either you hate it or you love it. I'd like to thank GOTD for their dedication to this site... every day is like Christmas -- or a box of chocolates -- depending on whether it's a screensaver. ;)

I installed PrevX on two systems, both running win2000 pro and both flawlessly with Secure Resolutions running as a companion. I think the key was to clean up with spybot and advanced windows care (thanks GOTD!) and fixing the regfiles before rebooting and installing clean. I experienced no hangs, no system errors and it's running smoothly, even though my system is getting on the old side.

I love PrevX because it creates a simple, noise-free background that consumes fractional resources but provides maximum protection. My wife and family don't know and don't want to know what's protecting them. I just want them to be safe.

A one year license seems great to me -- it's free. I'm just hoping that the future costs are for 3 licenses. I'll pay 24.95 but not per computer. That would get prohibitive for us.

Some of the reviews scared me out of installing on my new Dual Core Compaq running XP. I'm happy so far with Windows Defender, AVG Antivirus and WinPatrol.

For those who don't know WinPatrol, check it out. I've been running it for two years now and would feel naked without it. Like driving without a seatbelt.

Reply   |   Comment by Bryan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have tried PrevX in the past when they were working up to the 1.0 version and on up to the 1.2 version. I finally gave up on it because it caused issues with the domain controller I was using and with Quickbooks. Most home users would never come across the issues I saw. You have to remember though this is not anti-virus, anti-spyware, or a firewall. It is a very non-traditional layer of security; though I understand the new version includes HIPS style protection. It tries to fill the holes in Windows by turning off services, plugging holes with their own custom code, etc... It's a pretty good program that I would feel confident in recommending for home use. For power users or users logged into a Windows domain controller I would test it, but take into account it may cause issues. If it does the uninstall worked well for me. So by all means while it is free give it a try. For those wanting freeware instead, look at the following links:


These links are for but a few of the free products out there. Good luck and stay safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Leland  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

“quote” Terms and conditions

Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:

1. No free technical support
2. No free upgrades to future versions
3. Strictly non-commercial usage “unquote”

does this mean for this product there will be no updates?? if that is the case it is a waste of time, because these types of programs you need the frequent update to keep your computer safe from threats

// Prevx doesn't need updates like signature based products! All signatures Reside online - the whole point of the product - community centric etc.

You are entitled to updates just like any other user that has paid for the product!



Reply   |   Comment by Jacques  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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