I've had and used AnyDVD for the better part of a year without incident. Recently I updated it with SetupAnyDVD6522.exe from SlySoft following automated notification by SlySoft.
Prevx Edge v3.0, one of my real-time antimalware utilities interrupted the installation, flagging ElbyCDIO.sys in C\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ElbyCDIO.sys as a high level threat, stating: "it is highly recommended that you block this threat".
After Googling the issue and corresponding with SlySoft I came around to their way of thinking, that it was a false-positive signature and to ignore it. So, after PrevxEdge (expectedly) slammed the brakes on my re-installation of SlySoft's update I had to add a little override script to PrevxEdge, telling it to chill on this ElbyCDIO.sys driver and consequent *.dll file.
So here's my problem. SlySoft is blaming Prevx who is blaming SlySoft. Here goes:
1) my computer requires three attempts to boot into Windows. No more, no less. Three. Exactly three.I'm sorry; it's Windows XP SP3 that is up-to-date. My system hangs on the execution of the background start-ups toward the tail end of the boot with a near-complete appearing Windows screen frozen with the hourglass instead of the cursor.
2) logic tells me that it has to do with the order that the applications and their processes are being initiated (if that's the correct word). Otherwise, why would it fail to boot religiously on attempts #1 and #2, then succeed on number three. Something is moving up or down in the que until it no longer presents a conflict.
My relevant start-ups are as follows:
2. PrevxEdge antimalware
3. eset NOD32 antivirus
4. Malwarebytes' antimalware
My thought is to somehow force Windows to control the order of the start-up sequence so that AnyDVD is executed last as my problems all started with their ElbyCDIO.sys driver. Does this reasoning of mine make sense?
BTW, would anyone know how to control the order of start-ups during Windows boot sequence?
Thank you for bearing with me and reading this long diatribe.