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How long should gmer take?


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#1 aloysious

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

Mine has been running for over an hour, is this normal?

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:06 PM

The speed and ability to complete a GMER scan depends on a variety of factors and can vary significantly from one computer system to another. Sometimes the scan may take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and in some cases can take several hours. Why? The length of a scan depends on what instructions you followed and what criteria you choose before starting the scan - what was checked, what was unchecked. Other factors would be:

  • Whether or not you disabled your anti-virus and other real-time security protection.
  • Disk size and used capacity (number of files that have to be scanned).
  • Competition for and utilization of system resources by the scanner.
  • Other running processes and programs in the background.
  • Whether it stalls, hangs or freezes.
  • Interference from the user (whether or not you use the computer during the scan).
  • Interference from malware.
You can speed up the scan and reduce the amount of time it takes by ensuring that only your system drive (usually C:\ ) is checked for scanning, and by unchecking "IAT/EAT" and "Show All" in the scan options. If the scan fails to run or complete, in some cases you may need to also uncheck Devices, Sections, and File.

Why are you performing a scan with GMER?
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:39 AM

I was following the instructions for preparing to post for help.

My post is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic426024.html

I'm sure you will get to it soon.

Thanks

BTW, the scan took about 2 and 1/2 hours, and I had disabled symantec endpoint and malywarebytes, and I did not run anything else.
My system is a DELL Optiplex 980 with an i7 processor and 4 Gb of RAM, 283 Gb hard drive with 193 Gb free.
I followed those instructions (the same as you have in your post) and unchecked IAT/EAT and show all

I just must have many files to go through


Also, I followed the instructions to be notified by e-mail if someone replies to my topic, but I have yet to receive any. I have checked my junk folder and our 3rd party spam protection provider and they are not there either. Hmmmmm ..... just checked and my notification settings were set to defaults, so I will try again.

Edited by aloysious, 03 November 2011 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:58 AM

You're welcome.

After posting a log for analysis and help with malware infection, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Response Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your post or make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Response Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Response Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable. If HelpBot replies to your topic, please follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the Malware Response Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, please PM me or another moderator and we will re-open this topic.

Good luck with your log.
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