Anti-Spyware Scan Freeze

  hardtofind 23:15 22 Aug 2007

I am running Win XP Pro SP2 and use AVG anti virus and Zonealarm.
Recently, when trying to run a routine anti spyware and anti virus scan, everything runs OK until I get to 'System Volume Information\tracking.log' and then the scans freeze.
I am aware that it is something to do with the system restore and have tried turning it off and rebooting but the scans still freeze.
I have tried various anti spyware tools but nothing shows up.
Other than this problem the computer seems to run OK.
I am a bit concerned as to what is causing this. Can anyone help please?

  woodchip 23:17 22 Aug 2007

Have you tried in safe Mode?

  hardtofind 23:24 22 Aug 2007

No. Thanks for that. I will give it a try.

  hardtofind 18:53 23 Aug 2007

Hi woodchip

Sorry for delay, just got in from work. Tried the scans in safe mode and they ran through OK but they picked nothing up.
Ran a scan again in full mode and it again seized at System Volume Information\tracking.log.

Any ideas please?

  mfletch 18:57 23 Aug 2007

Hi is there a setting to ignore System volume on scanning?


  wee eddie 18:58 23 Aug 2007

How long is "Seized" ~ Your Tracking Log could be huge, with thousands of individual entries, each of which is seen as a file.

  hardtofind 19:23 23 Aug 2007

No, unable to ignore.

wee eddie

Well, I have left it for an hour or so. This has only just started fairly recently. But I have also tried it with system restore turned off.

  hardtofind 19:24 23 Aug 2007

You say it could be huge. Is there a way of emptying it or cutting it down?

  mfletch 19:26 23 Aug 2007

Hi turning system restore off deletes all your restore points anyway,


  hardtofind 19:31 23 Aug 2007

So that would empty the tracking log, is that right?

  wee eddie 19:34 23 Aug 2007

'System Volume Information\tracking.log' is part of Windows automated Search Functiomn.

This will probably confuse the issue. Sorry I cant be of more help. click here


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