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Shuts Down on Spysweeper Sweep


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#1 bindweed

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:15 AM

I have Windows XP with McAfee 10 in 1 and Webroot Spysweeper with Anti-Virus. Spysweeper is the latest 6.1 build. I have deleted as many old files as possible to speed up sweeps. Spysweeper always took a long time, but now it is pushing 3 hours.
It's like it gets to the bad guy, and then the bad guy turns the computer off. I have contacted Spysweeper, and they just send
tutorials...all of which I have read. The last sweep lasted 2hr 44min. The last cookie detected was "statcounter." It showed this for a long time, and then the computer just turned off. This happened twice before. Then , I ran a successful sweep and quarantined the bad guys. Then this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanx.

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:09 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: using a signature database vs heuristic scanning for suspicious behavior or a combination of both.
  • Options to scan for spyware, adware, riskware and potentially unwanted or unsafe programs (PUPs).
  • Options to scan memory, boot sectors, registry and alternate data streams (ADS).
  • Type of scan performed: Deep, Quick or Custom scanning.
  • What action has to be performed when malware is detected.
  • A computer's hard drive size.
  • Disk used capacity (number of files to include temporary files) that have to be scanned.
  • Types of files (.exe, .dll, .sys, .cab, archived, compressed, packed, email, etc) that are scanned.
  • Whether external drives are included in the scan.
  • Competition for and utilization of system resources by the scanner.
  • Other running processes and programs in the background.
  • Interference from malware.
  • Interference from the user.
To speed up your scans, uninstall unnecessary programs, clean out the temporary files or use ATF Cleaner first, and then perform your scans in "safe mode".

Note: It is not unusal for an anti-virus or anti-malware scanner to be suspicious of some compressed, archived, .cab and packed files because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These kind of files often trigger alerts by security software using heuristic detection because they are resistant to scanning (difficult to read). This resistance may also result in some scanners to stall (hang) on these particular types of files.
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