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Why is MSE is suddenly scanning much slower?


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About the same number of files scanned, but the last 2 days doing a quick scan on MSE now takes about 6 minutes; before it was just under 2 minutes. Only change - updated Adobe Flash Player.


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Try TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer before your next scan with MSE. :)
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I think Adobe installed some extra things besides just updating the flash player. Here is a screen shot of the Adobe programs and the days they were installed. Is it safe to uninstall any without affecting the Flash Player?


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I think Adobe installed some extra things besides just updating the flash player. Here is a screen shot of the Adobe programs and the days they were installed. Is it safe to uninstall any without affecting the Flash Player?

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Here is a screen shot of the Windows/Temp folder contents. Anything there safe to delete? All my other temp files are empty.

 

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Hi. :)

I think Adobe installed some extra things besides just updating the flash player. Here is a screen shot of the Adobe programs and the days they were installed. Is it safe to uninstall any without affecting the Flash Player?

If it is something you did not install yourself by all means uninstall.

Here is a screen shot of the Windows/Temp folder contents. Anything there safe to delete? All my other temp files are empty.

All are fine to delete if you so wish and or TFC will do so if used.
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Hey just an FYI your Malwarebytes is outdated.

 

 

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Here is the link to update.

 

https://www.malwareb...CFUEV7AodZE4Avg

 

Also you may consider a tool to help you keep your software updated. :)

http://filehippo.com...oad_app_manager


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I tired to update MalyareBytes a while ago, but it kept crashing my system, so I went back to the previous version I had, but I appreciate your pointing that out.


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I would not use anything FileHippo related at all now as they of late foist a download manager much akin to the dross from Cnet. So a good chance you may infect a machine with unwanted third party adware type toolbars for example...
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I don't download anything I don't absolutely need to. I am very careful about this and also opening emails from unknown sources. I desperately attempt to keep from getting an infection, but it seems the more I try, the more I seem to get one. Two months ago I spent a week on this message board with someone helping me clean my system. I even hesitate asking for help here since it always seems to necessitate downloading and installing software that I am not familiar with.


Edited by debodun, 19 December 2014 - 03:01 PM.

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I would not use anything FileHippo related at all now as they of late foist a download manager much akin to the dross from Cnet. So a good chance you may infect a machine with unwanted third party adware type toolbars for example...

 

I did not know that, been a while since I used that software since I update everything manually, I will not be suggesting that anymore.


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Now I have not been able to manually update MSE in 2 days by clicking on the UPDATE tab. Is this a problem with them or me?

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Edited by debodun, 19 December 2014 - 03:43 PM.

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You might try uninstalling and reinstalling the program. That is what I would do .:)


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It worked today. Go figure. Thanks for the suggestions, though, If I encounter this problem again, I'll let you know.


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