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Ca Antivirus Takes Over 24 Hours To Scan.

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#1 mobil1_oils


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:54 AM

Hey all, i am having some serious problems with my CA Anti virus. Have googled around but can't find much info on a fix, does anyone know of what might be causing it?

I'm running a 2.8 P4 processor with 1024mb ram, 2x WD 120gb hard drives but only about 130gb of space is used combined between the two. There are no errors on the hard drives, the system doesn't hang and its using hardly any processor at all. The scan just seems to stall. It starts off fine then if i leave it for half an hour or so it will have stalled and is only scanning 1 file every 2-3 seconds. I've already run a spydoctor full scan and it only came up with cookies, no spyware. Also ran online scans of housecall and panda, neither of which picked up anything.

Does anyone have any ideas short of uninstalling/reinstalling?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:25 AM

The speed of an anti-virus or anti-malware scan depends on a variety of factors.
  • The program itself and how its scanning engine is designed to scan.
  • Deep scanning or quick scanning.
  • What action has to be performed when malware is detected.
  • Competition between the scanner and other applications for system resources.
  • Your computer's hard drive size.
  • Disk used capacity (number of files to include temporary files) that have to be scanned.
  • Other running processes and programs in the background.
  • Interference from malware.
  • Interference from the user.
To speed up your scans, try cleaning out your temporary files or using ATF Cleaner first, and perform your scans in "Safe Mode".
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