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alanogilvie

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Avast virus scan taking too long
« on: July 13, 2006, 02:51:07 PM »
Avast 4.7 pro
I schedule a Scan at 7am in the morning - 3.2 Ghz/1 gig ram Celeron windows xp2
usually it completes in about 30-40 minutes  - 33 gig/ 130,000 files
but now seems to continue endlessly and finishes at about 08:20am
Seems to me in the past the interface used to show the files clicking over and you could tell where it was on the drive ie c/d/e/f - the interface (enhanced) is not showing this anymore.
Is there a malfunction here? Also in the past it never slowed down my machine but now while scanning it impedes my operations
Has there been some update by MS/yourselves or dare I say it Norton (ghost) which has interfered with normal operations.
Finally is there some log file somewhere that shows start and stop time of every
scan and it success or failure?

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Re: Avast virus scan taking too long
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 03:08:32 PM »
Can you check if there is any log file about the issue?
<avast4>\Data\Log

Or any error files here:
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
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alanogilvie

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Re: Avast virus scan taking too long
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 04:09:23 PM »
Searched for all log and temp files requested here is results -
All o ther entries in log files were either empty or clearly innocuous

ERROR LOG
Closing two entries 07/12/2006 and opening two entries for today

7/12/2006   8:10:27 AM   1152706227   SYSTEM   1992   Storage query "INSERT INTO LocalProperties (Object, Property, Val) VALUES (1889350707, 'RunTime', '130599424211554435');" failed. Error description: "database is locked". 
7/12/2006   8:10:27 AM   1152706227   SYSTEM   1992   Storage query "INSERT INTO LocalProperties (Object, Property, Val) VALUES (1889350707, 'InfectedFiles', '0');" failed. Error description: "database is locked". 

7/13/2006   8:09:27 AM   1152792567   SYSTEM   1988   Storage query "INSERT INTO LocalProperties (Object, Property, Val) VALUES (1889350708, 'TestedFiles', '134893');" failed. Error description: "database is locked". 
7/13/2006   8:09:27 AM   1152792567   SYSTEM   1988   Storage query "INSERT INTO LocalProperties (Object, Property, Val) VALUES (1889350708, 'TestedData', '35396798489');" failed. Error description: "database is locked".

Two or three pages of these above types of entry ending with:
 
7/13/2006   8:09:34 AM   1152792574   SYSTEM   1988   Storage query "INSERT INTO LocalProperties (Object, Property, Val) VALUES (1889350708, 'InfectedFiles', '0');" failed. Error description: "database is locked".


NOTICE LOG

Notice log as follows yesterday and today entry:
7/12/2006   6:00:50 AM   1152698450   SYSTEM   1992   The virus database (VPS 0628-3) was automatically updated. 

7/13/2006   8:22:46 AM   1152793366   SYSTEM   1988   The virus database (VPS 0628-4) was automatically updated. 

SETUP LOG

12.07.2006   06:00:49.000   1152698449   general   Return code: 0x20000000 [Something done]
12.07.2006   06:00:49.000   1152698449   general   Stopped: 12.07.2006, 06:00:49

Today looks innocuous and entry is after virusscan had ceased.
13.07.2006   08:22:29.000   1152793349   general   Started: 13.07.2006, 08:22:29
13.07.2006   08:22:29.000   1152793349   general   Running setup_av_pro-34c (844)
13.07.2006   08:22:29.000   1152793349   system   Operating system: WindowsXP ver 5.


WARNING LOG

Last entry June 22, 2006 – not a lot of entries before this

6/14/2006   4:14:35 PM   1150316075   SYSTEM   1992   Sign of "Win32:FakeAlert [Trj]" has been found in "http://locator1.cdn.imagesrvr.com/sites/errorsafe.com/www/pages/scanner/ErrorSafeFreeInstall.cab\UERS_0001_N85M0906NetInstaller.exe" file. 
6/22/2006   3:44:23 PM   1151005463   SYSTEM   1988   Sign of "MS06-001 WMF Exploit" has been found in "http://countbest.net/adv/033/xpl.wmf" file. 
6/22/2006   3:44:27 PM   1151005467   SYSTEM   1988   Sign of "VBS:Malware [Gen]" has been found in "http://countbest.net/adv/033/count.jar\BlackBox.class" file. 


C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4 - folder only

There is a file located inside this folder called
Webschlock.txt – and it is not accessible to me – as it is being used by another process.
there is no actual file with this name

I hope this helps..

Spiritsongs

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Re: Avast virus scan taking too long
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 07:31:47 PM »
 :)  Hi Alan :

     The "Warning Log" mentions trojan(s) and Malware; what other
     security program(s) do you have on your computer that should be
     able to detect and delete these ?
     For those having Win XP SP2 Operating System(s),  we usually
     recommend the good & FREE "Ewido" from www.ewido.net/en .

alanogilvie

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Re: Avast virus scan taking too long
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 05:55:38 PM »
Scanned for trojans and malware - removed two lowly trojans and 114 medium risk cookies -we will wait and see