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[Solved]System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« on: July 11, 2012, 10:49:46 AM »
Okay whenever I do a scan, a default full system scan or a custom scan it always eventually gets stuck on a file and it wont go to the next file.
Its always different files and i've left it for hours and still hasnt done it.
I think it gets up to %16 and then it gets stuck, I dont know, I've only noticed it 2 times with %16 though.
BTW the run time still counts when its stuck.

I have avast! Free Antivirus
Version 7.0.1456
And I have Windows Vista

Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2012, 04:57:59 PM by rhyme-time »

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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 11:29:49 AM »
Not alot to go on there, file names where the scan is being stuck ??? is there any other security on the system ? previous AV installed and how it was removed ( did you use the vendors removal tool ) ?

Other than that all i could suggest is trying a repair and if that doesn't work a clean install

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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 12:17:03 PM »
WELL I havnt been keeping track but the file it it stuck at right now is C:\programdata\vistacodes\settings.ini

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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 03:36:31 PM »
ok its working now but now it says there are rootkits........ computers........

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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 04:15:28 PM »
The file listed is the last file scanned 'Prosessed file:' not the one being scanned.
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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 04:26:58 PM »
Oh well, hwo do you see the file thats currently being scanned?

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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 04:46:38 PM »
Essentially you can't, you only get a clue of where it was scanning last, possibly in the vistacodes folder.
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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 04:49:17 PM »
well after i turned back on my computer after being shut down for the night it worked fine but thats when it detected rootkits, soo i guess this is solved?? Do you do that here??

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Re: System Scans Always Stuck On A File
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 04:56:56 PM »
If you wish you can use the 'Modify' button in your first post and add [Solved] to the Subject line.
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