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On average, how long does a AdAware scan take?

Discussion in 'Malware Help - MG (A Specialist Will Reply)' started by rine1967, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. rine1967

    rine1967 Private E-2

    I am running
    Dell Inspiron 2500
    celeron processor
    128 RAM
    20 GB
    XP Home 2002

    I have been following all the tutorials on how to scan, etc., but I don't know if these scans take all day and I am just impatient(after running AdAware for 12 hours, it was still not complete so I just hit cancel and started over, twice), or if I'm doing something incorrectly and they are getting hung up some how. So, can you tell me an average time it takes to scan, then I will know if I should start over and re-read your brillant tutorials!
  2. Major Attitude

    Major Attitude Co-Owner MajorGeeks.Com Staff Member

    12 hours is insane in any case. Worst case I would guess 10-15 minutes. Try doing it from safe mode, you probably are low on memory.

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