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    Default How long should a full scan take?

    Every time I run a full scan on my Hp dv7 1175 (dual processor 4 gigs of ram) I end up aborting it after 4 to 8 hours. It always indicates that it is 58% done and always is working in the Windows/temp folder on files with the name PR*****.tmp. The * indicates hex values 0 thru f.

    There are over 60 thousand of these files taking up over 30 gigabytes.

    Does anyone know what is creating these files and is it safe to delete them?

    Thanks for any help that you can provide.

    George

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    Default Re: How long should a full scan take?

    Hi!

    probably better to run ccleaner to get rid of all temp files and junk in the system and then run again the scan. And 30GIGA of temp files seems not really normal.... may be you need to fix the system for major corruption, damages or malware issues before running a normal scan?

    Scan time may vary a lot depending on the amount of files, the size, the compression (zip, rar, etc), memory, speed of the system, other security tools installed (they can block or delay the scan substancially). It can take few minutes to days.

    If you have problems scanning, try it to do it in SAFE MODE with networking as suggested here:
    Malware Clean-up Guidance

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