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Ad-aware, Deleting Selecting Takes Hours


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#1 gdevine

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:12 PM

I ran the program Ad-aware but was not sure what to do when the final stage went on for 12+ hours. It found 17, 000 objects. The, when I was in the final stage of deleting selection, (the bar is has moved all the way over) and then stays that way for hours. Should I let the program continue with deleting selection or what? I thought either it took forever or it was frozen. Any advice?
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:31 PM

Ad-Aware SE Personal normally runs a scan in just a few minutes. It sounds more like you are looking at the number of files it is scanning. Do you have any symptoms of malware, and if so, what are they?

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:01 PM

I will check for malware because I am not sure. I have seen coolwebserach items and I can't remember the others. Yes, I do think I saw malware items. I know for sure, I am reading the "objects found" correctly and not the files scanned. I even started doing a customized scan by subfolders, and deleted selections this way. I did this for a while. But I just know it will take a long time. I working on my parents computer which I do not have access to at the moment. I am comfortable using Ad-aware usually. I have not used other programs much. I tried to run a scan disk also and this took forever! I did not complete it but cancelled the process. I will be working on it again and I was not sure what to do.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:16 PM

Try doing the scan in "SAFE MODE".
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:38 PM

Ok, This could be the all time record holder for number of malware. If Ad-Aware is properly scanning and is just doing so at an extremely slow pace it might help if you deleted all cookies in IE as Ad-Aware identifies those. Also you might delete all temporary files in IE also. If you have a program already on your computer such as Ccleaner that would be the easiest and best way to clean. I suspect you are going to need help getting rid of malware so why not go ahead and submit a Hijack this log. Again, what symptoms of malware do you have such as popups, misdirected searches, ads, etc.?

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”





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