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Mcafee virus scan takes 8 hours +


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Windows XP Home, 1GB ram, 40GB HD with 60% filled about. Yet, mcafee virusscan still takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I can't even do anything while its scanning since it makes any other program just as slow. Is this normal for a virus scan to take this long?
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If there is a deep scan option

Can you run any or all of these

Online Scans

Panda Scan

House Call

If Trend Micro freezes during updating, close then retry

Kaspersky Online Scan
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The Panda Scan gave me this error, "An error has occurred downloading Panda ActiveScan. Please repeat the process. If the error occurs again, restart your system and try again"

Anyway, I'm running a Trend Micro Scan right now.
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Edited by Compnoobie, 18 April 2007 - 04:16 PM.

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If you get trouble with most or all of them

Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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The trend micro scan just showed that there were no sorts of malware. Should I still post a hijack log in the malware forum? Also, the Kapersky scan seems to be working so far. Still scanning.

Edited by Compnoobie, 18 April 2007 - 07:25 PM.

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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD

Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Download and install Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this

Check the anti virus is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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