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Offline Kagurazaka Asuna

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Avast Boot-time scan
« on: September 15, 2010, 08:38:06 PM »
Hey, approximately 15 days ago, I decided to attempt a Boot-time scan with Avast.

Boot-time scan parameters:

Areas to scan: All harddisks, System drive

Heuristics sensitivity: Normal

PUPs: Checked

Unpack archive files: Checked

The scan reached 9 hours, then I decided to abort the scan. Is it unusual or common for Avast's Boot-time scan to take this long? Can I decrease the scan time to approximately the scan time of a Full system scan using the On-demand scanner? A Full-system scan on my computer takes slight more than 1 hour, iirc. It certainly does not take more than 2 hours.

In case anyone wonders, the scan was clean.   

WinXP 32Bit/SP3 - Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Windows Firewall - MBAM (on-dmd) - Firefox 8.0.1 (w/ ABP, BP, BrowserProtect, FasterFox Lite, Rikaichan) - DropMyRights - EMET 2.1

Offline Atani

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Re: Avast Boot-time scan
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 09:03:10 PM »
That seems very abnormal.
My last boot-time scan took just over an hour or so, maybe less.
I dare say there's certainly no reason for it to last anywhere near that long unless you were doing like a scan of a very large computer network or something.

Offline Pondus

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Re: Avast Boot-time scan
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 09:06:11 PM »
How many GB do you have ?
How many archive files to unpack ?

Offline Kagurazaka Asuna

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Re: Avast Boot-time scan
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 03:57:50 AM »
My C: disk had approximately 5-6/62 GB of available disk space at the time I performed the scan. 
My D: disk is a recovery partition with approximately 1/11 GB of available disk space.
I'm not sure how many archives there are to unpack nor do I know how to check.

WinXP 32Bit/SP3 - Avast Free 6.0.1367 - Windows Firewall - MBAM (on-dmd) - Firefox 8.0.1 (w/ ABP, BP, BrowserProtect, FasterFox Lite, Rikaichan) - DropMyRights - EMET 2.1

Offline nyrb

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Re: Avast Boot-time scan
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 03:52:17 AM »
same thing happens to me!!

scheduel a boot time scan, and i let it run for hours and it never got above 0%

was stuck searching

C:.. Documents and settings/..../1/a/3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
C:.. Documents and settings/..../1/b/3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
C:.. Documents and settings/..../1/c/3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

when the alphabet letters would finish

C:.. Documents and settings/..../2/a/3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
C:.. Documents and settings/..../2/b/3xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


get it? its like it was searching this never ending combination of letters and numbers from folders i couldnt find.. and never getting anyehere

what can i do?