Windows Defender quick scan has taken 5 hrs !

  SB23 19:28 05 Jan 2007
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Is anyone else having problems? because I've just had to fight to get it to stop scanning, then it froze my pc. It has never take that long before, infact, on a full scan it only takes about an hour.
Would a re-install help, or am I better swapping to something else?

Thanks

Steve

  Jackcoms 19:30 05 Jan 2007

Try scanning with your AV disabled and after a clean up with CCleaner.

  SB23 17:28 06 Jan 2007

I tried your idea, with no luck, last night. It took another 2+ hours so I stopped it again.
Today I have reinstalled the program, and updated it. I ran a scan and it finished on its own. I don't know what happened, but all seems ok now.
Will tick as resolved.

Thanks

Steve

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