I downloaded prevx anti-virus software today (from Major Geeks), and started the program. As some of you may know, prevx, reviews one's system and then (I think) compares what it finds to files "in the cloud". My firewall (standard windows kit) kept refusing to let prevx "through"--and I got nervous and stopped the program (which I had to do several times as it is quite persistent.
Two discoveries: (1) although my WIFI connection was up and running, I wasn't able to connect to my standard pages (on chrome)--and the icon showed a strong connection. I clicked over to IE, and saw this message at the bottom of the screen: "SafeOnlineBHO add-on from Prevyx is ready for use. Download?" I refused, and closed the program. (2) For some reason I decided to click on the WIFI icon--and found that my computer was connected--to an unknown network!!! That really freaked me out. I killed the connection, ran malwarebytes and nothing came up; I ran ComboFix and get a message that my regedt32.exe file was corrupted. It wasn't clear if CF corrected the program (and I've seen the message before, so I don't think it was related to Prevx. I also used System Restore and returned the computer to a known "safe" state.
I'm now running ADW, just to be on the safe side.
My question: is Prevx anti-malware software, or malware in disguise?
Thanks, by the way, for this site. I feel so secure and "protected" using the tools I've downloaded from here. I know this is a labor of love for the site admin(s?), and I do appreciate it.
Mod Edit: Moved from WIN7 to Antivirus ~ boopme
Edited by boopme, 25 January 2014 - 10:44 PM.