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11-Sep-2004, 01:26 AM #1
Computer taking forever scanning for spyware using Adaware
Why? Its been 25mins now and still not done. Only 1 spyware reconized so far, but it cant be this brutally slow.
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11-Sep-2004, 04:15 AM #2
The new version is a lot slower but much deeper scan so slower.
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11-Sep-2004, 07:56 AM #3
Definitely not that long. I have the new version and it only took a couple minutes to scan both my drives.
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11-Sep-2004, 09:58 AM #4
One tip for using any spyware scanner, turn off the background virus scanner. It makes the scans go many times faster.
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11-Sep-2004, 10:05 AM #5
Try to scan it 3-4 days a week or everyday, that should help.
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11-Sep-2004, 11:46 AM #6
Did you do a full system scan or a smart scan? Theres a big difference. The full system scan can take some time, but find things the smart scan won't.
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11-Sep-2004, 01:44 PM #7
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Did you do a full system scan or a smart scan? Theres a big difference. The full system scan can take some time, but find things the smart scan won't.

im using lavasoft adaware professional edition, so im guessing its full scan.
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13-Sep-2004, 07:37 AM #8
Deep scanning (or full scanning) is on Ad-aware Home Edition. It takes ages depending on how thorough you want Ad-aware to search.
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