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Thread: ZA 7.0.302 Takes a LONG Time to Scan for Spyware

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    bdbrewer Guest

    Default ZA 7.0.302 Takes a LONG Time to Scan for Spyware

    Has anyone else had a problem with this version of ZA taking a long time to scan for spyware. Mine took 1 hour 11 minutes. Older versions of ZA never took this long.

    Here are stats:
    Scan for virus was 47,542 files and took 59:38 minutes
    Scan for spyware took 1:11:05 minutes

    I am running ZA Security Suite version 7.0.302.00
    Anti-virus engine version 3.DAT file version 20070218102000
    Anti-spyware engine version 5.0.162.0DAT file version 01.200702.1005
    AntiSpam version 4.9.1.8203

    Operating System: Windows XP PRO with Service Pack 2
    Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
    2.67GHz, 1.12 GB of RAM

    The virus scan appears to be about the same, but I have NEVER had a spyware scan take this long. Normally it sped by.

    Any thoughts or has anyone else experienced this?

    Operating System:Windows XP Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite
    Software Version:7.0

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    Default Re: ZA 7.0.302 Takes a LONG Time to Scan for Spyware

    Any other spyware scanners used at the same time? Any guards or shields being used for other security applications?

    Does the Safe Mode scan take as long or it is quicker?

    Is the spyware scanner set for a short scan or a long, deep scan?

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    bdbrewer Guest

    Default Re: ZA 7.0.302 Takes a LONG Time to Scan for Spyware

    Thanks for quick response.

    I normally use recommended ZA settings e.g. Spyware is set on intelligent quick scan which is the recommended scan.

    I also have Ad Aware Professional on computer, but is not scheduled in opposition to ZA.

    I also use Spybot, Search and Destroy, but run it manually.

    My ZA scans VERY quickly in SafeMode (less than 2 minutes).

    Virus scan appears to be reasonably normal for my file size at around 1 hour.

    The lengthy scan in ZA was unscheduled. I ran it manually.

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    Default Re: ZA 7.0.302 Takes a LONG Time to Scan for Spyware

    Is it possible to determine where it gets stuck or starts the slowdown?

    You could try the Tech Support for some help:

    https://www.zonelabs.com/store/conte...ch_support.jsp

    The Ad-Watch of the Ad-Aware could be interfering.Not an unknown issue wityh other software applications. Contact the LavaSoft forum and see if they have anything to say with regards to this. It could be possible the LavaSoft will be checking or scanning the ZA as it does it's scans. Even turning the Ad-Watch completely off will not change the lavsoft from still guarding.

    Oldsod
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    bdbrewer Guest

    Default Re: ZA 7.0.302 Takes a LONG Time to Scan for Spyware

    Thanks. Good suggestions. I'll give them a try ...

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