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    Hanns Guest

    Question srescan.sys

    srescan.sys should be in system32\ZoneLabs\ but is absent.
    Consequence: Very slow boot, because file is not found.
    Is it necessary or just a forgotten legacy?
    Cannot delete the srescan-key in HKLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Services
    How can I correct this problem?
    Help appreciated!
    Hanns,
    Paris

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    Default Re: srescan.sys

    The same here in Pro 9.0.114.000 - probable it's the spyware scan, now omitted.

    Maybe it can be deleted, when Zapro doesn't run.

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    Default Re: srescan.sys

    With ZA free 8, srescan is also loaded at boot, but is not needed. I was having intermittent problems with slow boot time and not all systray icons loading, due, I suspect to an incipient conflict with NAV 2010 (race conflict of startup items). So I decided to remove srescan to see if that would stabilise the system. The way I got rid of it was to disable srescan in device manager, then in safe mode, using regedit to delete the srescan service key (in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es). On Reboot, ZA works fine, in fact my Windows load time is reduced somewhat and all systray icons load properly (I only have four).

    EDIT: I've undone those changes and restored srescan, because TVdebug.log was growing at an alarming rate (13MB in one brief session). So maybe srescan is not only for antispyware?
    Last edited by jrosenfeld; October 19th, 2009 at 05:23 PM.

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