Spybot S&D 1.2 runs slower than a sleeping snail

  nailbag 16:42 17 Jul 2004

I am running Spybot S&D 1.2 on a 800mhz P3 computer. I have 512 MB Ram and have 16.7GB of data on a 80GB PC. So there are lots of files..but it has taken Spybot 4 and a half hours to check 4,700 items in its database of around 12,500 sspyware entries! Spybot S&D claims to be fast! I tried disabling absolutely everything else before running it, but this made no difference to S&D 1.2's slow progress. Anyone know what might be happening? Thanks!!


  bremner 16:47 17 Jul 2004

I would uninstall 1.2 and upgrade to version 1.3 and see if that makes a difference.

The scan should only take about 5 mins max.

  Taw® 20:19 17 Jul 2004

This will bump you to the top before you go of the page. As bremner says uninstall and install 1.3 I have had spybot on for a long time and has never taken more than a few minutes on a 60gb drive. Try running cwshredder and adware and also hijack this incase you have some baddies on your system click here click here

  dagbladet 20:44 17 Jul 2004

Bremner, the version of spybot you are running, 'stalls' for a long time on a thing called C2.lop. As the previous posters say look for 1.3 and you're away

  nailbag 23:06 17 Jul 2004

Thanks for the postings! I uninstalled 1.2 and downloaded 1.3, and yes this version functions much better - on the minimal spyware search file set anyway, taking about 10 minutes. On running the full spyware search though, 1.3 has taken one and a half hours to run through 4000 odd S&D database items out of nearly 14000, so something must be holding things up. Spookily it always seems to stall around the Common Hijacker check items..........

  gudgulf 01:29 18 Jul 2004

Try booting into safe mode and running it from there.

  THE TERMINATOR 03:01 18 Jul 2004

Try getting ad aware6.0

  THE TERMINATOR 03:01 18 Jul 2004

Try getting ad aware6.0 click here

  person mcperson 03:02 18 Jul 2004

if you go into advanced mode, then into options, you can change the scanner proirity. this will drastically speed up scans()to about 15 second), but it will slow down backround proesses

  end 05:05 18 Jul 2004

??IS 1.3 version now " up and running " properly??? and do we have to remove 1.2 before installing 1.3 or will it load over-the-top???

  Stuartli 10:15 18 Jul 2004

S and D 1.3 takes about three minutes to do its work on my 60GB hard drive; Ad-aware6 is even quicker.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 Hack Latest News: How Secure is your Wi-Fi?

Photoshop CC 2018 released with new Curvature Pen and better brush tools

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Comment utiliser Twitter ?