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Antivirus Freezes While Scanning

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#1 alias47


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:49 PM

Hey all,

I'm using Avira AntiVir Person Version 9. I just updated the virus definitions today (8/4) and tried to run a scan. The last complete scan I ran was on 7/26, and it found no viruses. However, when I try to scan now, it hangs when it scans hkcmd.exe in the system32 folder. It just says it's scanning, but it won't move on to the next file. Is it possible that my computer has become infected?

I considered installing a second antivirus software, but I've read that having two antiviruses could conflict.

Any help would be much appreciated!

I'm on Windows XP SP2. I haven't made any changes to my system since my last virus scan, so I'm unsure why it's freezing now.

EDIT: I tried to scan just the system32 directory as well as the hkcmd.exe file, and both were scanned successfully. I'm not sure why the scanner hangs on hkcmd.exe when I do a full system scan.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 04 August 2009 - 06:50 PM.

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:17 PM

Sometimes the virus gets caught but it also could disable your anti virus scanning function. That happened to me a few weeks ago and an uninstall and reinstall fixed the problem. You might want to try that.

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