Spybot search & Destroy very slow

  Glen 19:28 25 Nov 2008

I have fully updated my SS&D, but the scan takes many hours. I tried “advanced mode/settings/File set”, and by selecting 2 or 3 items each time was able to complete the scan in batches. My Hard Drive is only 15 GB. Why is it taking so long? Is there another way?

  brundle 20:41 25 Nov 2008

How old is your PC? Do other scans take a long time , antivirus for example? Have you run a chkdsk or defrag on the drive lately? Have you looked at TaskManager/Processes while the scan is running to see if Spybot is maxing out the CPU? Have you removed and re-installed Spybot, have you got the latest version? Are you using more than one anti-spyware scanner?

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