Hi, Can anyone tell me of a free download that is as good as A SQUARED to use but quicker. My free A-SQUARED takes ages to scan and slows things down if i want to use the net whilst its running.I have it running at the moment and it has been running for over 1 hour and still not finished. THANKS.
You have 3 settings for A Squared.The first takes about 3 minutes,The 2nd takes about 25 minutes and the 3rd just over an hour.I use the first most nights before I shut down.The 2nd about once a week and the third about one's a month.And probably like me your computer is probably getting past its sell by date.
Well said p;3.Thats what I normally do.And if you also have AVG Anti-Virus you can tic the little square for it to power off when scan is complete.Which means that you can go for a pint or shopping and it switches of automatically. pity more programs do not have that facility.
a2 is not at fault here but your approach TO scanning may be a tad unfair on the programs you have enlisted to help keep you clean
let's have an analogy;when you visit the dentist ( as we all do?)you go prepared for a ?half hour visit; you have cleaned your teeth so the dentist can view your teeth easily and with no foul/unpleasant breath from you ; you then sit in the chair, have a preliminary chat , then , to enable a complete and uninterupted examination you are required to open your mouth , STOP ANY TALKING , and sit while your dentist does his job uninterrupted by any talking between him and you ;he then finishes the examination and you can talk again
same with your computer; while the scans YOU HAVE ASKED IT TO DO are in progress, let them get on WITH them unhindered by any unnecesary distractions
you asked for the scans?? ; let 'em scan and leave them alone while they do so ::)))
I have ccleaner and run it regular. As well as super anti spyware,spyware teminator and spyware blaster. AD Aware 2007 Anti virus is Panda. Firewall is zone alarm. All above are free versions. Pc is only about 14 months old and like i say its just in the last 3 weeks or so a squared is taking so long now. I might uninstall it and download it again and see what happens. Unless anyone can tell me a replacement for a squared. Thanks.