ebloch

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  1. ebloch

    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    This is an old topic but I now think I have a solution for my slow scans. When I originally set up AdAware I thought I would always scan the whole computer. That was some time ago and at a time when my PC only had a 1 TB HDD and much less software installed with smaller and fewer data files. Of course that changed over time along with newer versions of programs and added hardware. My C drive is now an 500GB SSD and the HDD is partitioned into D and F. At the beginning I had several anti-malware and virus tools installed which I used each to scan one day a week but which were otherwise inactive. My exception list included the quarantine folders from each along with my NAS. When scanning AdAware it must first read a file name to scan and then check the exception list to see if it should proceed or skip the file. Now I have thousands more files then at the beginning and the constant checking of exception status is slowing the scan. My solution is instead doing a whole PC scan I do a custom scan of "C:\\;D:\\;F:\\" and limit the exclusions to files that are on them. This reduces the exclusions while limiting the scan locations and the net result is a more acceptable scan time. If that scan time becomes excessive I will separate it into two scans, "C:\\" and "D:\\;F:\\", and provide a separate exclusion list for each. The exclusion list is "C:\ProgramData\adaware\adaware antivirus\Options\IgnoreList.db" and since I am running the scans from a batch I could have IgnoreList_C.db and IgnoreList_D.db and copy the one required into IgnoreList.db before running a scan.
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    80hrs for a full scan and rising?

    Sorry but I forgot to show command to start scan: START "" "%_ACF%\AdAwareCommandLine.exe" --full Another item which may slow scans is submitting files to the Threat Alliance which can be turned OFF under App Management.
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    80hrs for a full scan and rising?

    Maybe also set Definition File Settings to NOT update every hour but choose a longer time. I run scans from an unattended batch and include the following before a scan with auto-update defs OFF CALL "C:\Users\Eric\Documents\Batch Files\_AdAware_Version.bat" Y < batch to extract current AA version SET "_ACF=C:\Program Files\adaware\adaware antivirus\adaware antivirus\%AdAwareVer%" < ACF is AA file folder SET _Linex=%Time: =0% Ad-Aware Update Definitions < just used for onscreen log START "" /WAIT "%_ACF%\AdAwareCommandLine.exe" --updatedefs ECHO %_Linex% %Time: =0% < on screen log
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    --last-full-scan-time time units

    Ad-Aware 11.10.767.8917 Win 7 Hove 64 bit Ran the following in a CMD window:: SET AdAwareVer=11.10.767.8917 SET ACL="C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Ad-Aware Antivirus\%AdAwareVer%\AdAwareCommandLine.exe" %ACL% --last-full-scan-time Result was: Last Full Scan: 20160320T090513.36159 Obviously 2016/03/20 but is 9 hours, 5 minutes, 13.36 seconds correct?
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  6. ebloch

    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    Now using version 11.6.306.7947 and for the first time in a long while a custom scan of C completed by itself in 8:06:39. As noted in previous postings in this topic before this version I had to manually stop scans after 10++ hours. I can only hope this continues.
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    Continues with a long scan time. Manually stopped at 10.5 hours
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    Uninstalled
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    I subscribe to Soluto monitoring for my PC and today's report indicated crashes of LavasoftTcpService on 01/31, 02/02, and 02/05 What does LavasoftTcpService do? Could it influence my scans? Last scan (quick)was on 02/01. I do have "Web Companion" running and am very willing to uninstall it. Should I remove it using the procedure outlined in: http://www.advanceduninstaller.com/LavasoftTcpService-75eac1ff33c6b489d4455304fc769157-application.htm
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    I have been away for a few weeks. A s a test I changed last Sunday to a quick scan and it completed in 5:25 which seems reasonable to me. I have now changed back to --custom "C:\\" which is what has been running "long". Questions: How does Ad-Aware know when a scan is complete? Perhaps it is running repeat scans. Is there a way I could check if it is?
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    Result of today's scan, NO infected objects found: 1. at 0927: Scan time 7:13, Progress Bar ~90% 2. at 1158: Scan time 9:43, Progress Bar ~75%, Time Left 0:29 3. at 1450: Scan time 12:37, Progress Bar ~80%, Time Left 0:41 Scan Manually Stopped ---------- Batch file segment follows with some Echo commands removed for clarity TASKKILL /IM iptray.exe /T /F > NUL SET AdAwareVer=11.5.202.7299 SET ACL="C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Ad-Aware Antivirus\%AdAwareVer%\AdAwareCommandLine.exe" START "" %ACL% --updatedefs TIMEOUT 180 > NUL & :: 3 minute delay to allow update completion START "" %ACL% --custom "C:\\" CALL :SetSec SET /A "ss=%ss%-180" TIMEOUT %ss% & :: Open GUI after key press or 3 min before batch end time START "" "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Ad-Aware Antivirus\%AdAwareVer%\AdAwareDesktop.exe" CALL :SetSec SET /A "ss=%ss%-120" TIMEOUT %ss% START "" "C:\Program Files\Immunet\3.1.13\iptray.exe" GOTO ShowReport
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    Now at version 11.5.202.7299 and my batch runs --custom "C:\\" The scan did NOT stall but I stopped it at 11:21. The estimated time left increased as the scan progressed and the progress image showed about half complete. C: is an SSD currently with 377 GB used and 87.7 GB free. No problems were found. I have not updated any programs except Ad-Aware since Nov. 24
  13. ebloch

    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    It looks that way BUT the time to go does not appear to be accurate - I have noticed that it increases as the scan progresses when it should decrease then. I do not d/l, watch, or save video or tv shows.
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    Stopped the scan after 12 hours while indicating 3 more to go. Obviously still too long. Following is the batch segment that ran the update and scan: ====================================== :Sun :: SUNDAY ######################################################################## :: Ad-Aware Scan :: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ECHO. & ECHO %Time: =0% Start Sunday TASKKILL /IM iptray.exe /T /F > NUL :: |||||||||||||||| <=== Change when new version installed SET AdAwareVer=11.4.6792.0 SET ACL="C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Ad-Aware Antivirus\%AdAwareVer%\AdAwareCommandLine.exe" SET Linex=%Time: =0% Ad-Aware Update Definitions ECHO %SPC%%Linex% START "" %ACL% --updatedefs TIMEOUT 180 > Nul & :: 3 minute delay before scan SET Linex=%Time: =0% Ad-Aware Full Scan C+D ECHO %SPC%%Linex% START "" %ACL% --custom "C:\\" CALL :SetSec SET /A "ss=%ss%-180" ECHO. & ECHO %Time: =0% Next step opens Ad-Aware GUI & TIMEOUT %ss% START "" "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware Antivirus\Ad-Aware Antivirus\%AdAwareVer%\AdAwareDesktop.exe" CALL :SetSec SET /A "ss=%ss%-120" ECHO. & ECHO %Time: =0% %Timenote% & TIMEOUT %ss% START "" "C:\Program Files\Immunet\3.1.13\iptray.exe" ====================================== Not sure what to try next but I will not be ble to run tests until late December.
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    Ad-Aware Command Line Scanner

    I do install and run non-beta upgrades. I reviewed previous entries in this discussion and the manual and wondered if the command I last used was correct: START "" %ACL% --custom C:\ I decided that it should use either "C:\" or "C:\\" and did two tests this afternoon: 1. --custom "C:\" only scans C: and does not go "deeper" Finished in under 1 second. 2. --custom "C:\\" scans the complete drive (less exclusions). Because I ran out of time I stopped #2 after 5:30 while it was indicating 2:45 to go. Note: 1. These scans were NOT run with all other programs stopped as my batch would have done. 2. #2 time to go was not being reduced but appeared to be increasing as scan #2 progressed. 3. The first scans in this discussion were run with version 11.1.5354.0 not current 11.4.6792.0 I wonder if a change in versions is causing my problem?? I have modified my batch to: 1. Use --custom "C:\\" 2. End the iptray.exe process before a scan