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Hi

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How long should take a "Smart Scan" and "Full Scan" on a "light", "standard" and "heavy" PC.

 

please avoid answers like: "every PC is a different case".

 

I'm looking for some general numbers.

 

If my question is not clear please ignore it.

 

Thank you.

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what sort of computer do you have how big is the harddrive how fragmented is it?

 

what other software do you have running virus etc

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I'm not asking about my PC............

 

My GENERAL question ... again:

 

"How long should take a "Smart Scan" and "Full Scan" on a "light", "standard" and "heavy" PC."

 

You are welcome to define "light", "standard" and "heavy" AS YOU LIKE.

 

If my question is not clear please ignore it.

 

Waiting.

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I started a scan and it was at the 1 hr and 45 minute and I canceled the balance.

Seems to be taking longer than the earlier version (7).

My hard drive is 37g and 14 free.

There is also no way to schedule a scan.

Does anyone know how to do a scehuled scan on this AE version?

 

Edit

Note: That I was doing a Full scan not the Quickie

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Hi

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How long should take a "Smart Scan" and "Full Scan" on a "light", "standard" and "heavy" PC.

 

 

 

I ran the full scan this morning and left it running. After 4 hours and 47 minutes it finished.

This on Windows XP

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My Results:

Windows XP SP3

 

Scan profile name: Full Scan

Objects scanned: 282871 (Data taken form the tool log)

Duration: 5 hours and 10 minutes.

 

Scan profile name: Smart Scan

Objects scanned: 22323 (Data taken form the tool log)

Duration: 8 minutes.

 

More results will be welcomed

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I ran Smart Scan this morning and it took 6 minutes 31 seconds but much much longer to process the deletion of the 20 cookies than the old versions of the program

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Here is an update on my scans.

Had to run Full scan overnight. Takes a long time.

 

Scan Full mode Objects scanned 102847

Scan Time 2:46:52 Objects Detected 55

 

 

Scan Smart mode Objects scanned 21910

Scan Time 0:20:54 Objects Detected 11

 

 

Windows XP SP3

ZoneAlarm

AVG

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Thank you jl123.

 

If we will get some more timing results from other users we will be able to give some statistic.

 

More users are welcome to provide their result in the following format:

 

Scan Full mode

Objects scanned xxxxxxx

Scan Time HH:MM:SS

 

Scan Smart mode

Objects scanned yyyyy

Scan Time HH:MM:SS

 

I know that the "Objects scanned" is not the only element that effect the timing. No need to comment about it.

The test is not scientific but it give some idea about the timing.

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I'm still using version 2007 (free version), and I never do full scans, but the smart scan takes about 20 to 25 minutes.

 

I'm using XP/SP1 and have about 50 programs. I imagine it takes quite a bit longer because of all my programs.

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I'm not asking about my PC............

 

BoazBoaz, the reason you were aksed about your PC was to help us determine if anything would slow down the scan speed, not because we misdunerstood it.

 

 

If my question is not clear please ignore it.

 

Waiting.

 

Question is not unclear, we have been trying to help you.

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SpySentinel

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Seems that the reason for starting my topic is clear now.

 

Putting more and more number (duration tests) will be helpful to my topic and for everybody looking at my topic (and there lots of them).

 

Thank you.

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I have just installed Ad-Aware AE; XP SP3 HE; full scan on Ad-Aware 2008 averaged about 38 minutes, varying up to a minute or two either way depending on the phase of the moon and other astrological data.

 

AE ran a Smart Scan in less than 5 minutes, finding no issues. Ran a "Profile Scan", basically a full scan without tracking cookies or the Hosts file, in just under 57 minutes, MUCH longer than 2008! The AE scan found seven items to be suspicious: one was a detection of an empty MRU that 2008 also found; two were false positives related to ERUNT registry backups; two were harmless left-over traces of Trend Micro Housecall; two were orphans left from a years-ago experience with Prevx. The last four items have been removed manually.

 

More serious to me than the time (which I find to be really excessive) is the great difficulty is using Ad-Aware AE as an on-demand scanner. I DO NOT want real-time protection, nor do I want anti-virus protection [Avira AntiVir runs very nicely] from Ad-Aware. I want just an on-demand antimalware scanner. Nothing more.

 

I plan to return to Ad-Aware 2008, pop-up not withstanding, or to abandon Ad-Aware altogether,

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Does anyone from Lavasoft reply to the problems with their software?

The length of time to do a full scan is crazy.

 

Those that are doing a full scan, are you or did you leave it as is

(when you downloaded and installed it) or did you change (uncheck)

files that you do not want to scan?

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Those that are doing a full scan, are you or did you leave it as is

(when you downloaded and installed it) or did you change (uncheck)

files that you do not want to scan?

 

Those seem to only affect what your profile scans will target, as it says "Scan Profiles Settings" at the top.

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On my new Vista, a smart scan ran for 45 minutes. I hit stop, and application froze. Then my Vista Home Premium froze. Had to do hard reboot (power off manually).

Tried second time. Ran smart scan for 15 minutes. Froze again. PC froze. Hard reboot again.

Now proceeding to remove the application. I might try a reinstall later, after the bugs are out.

 

On my old XP machine, the AAW2007 free ran great.

 

Cheers.

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Does anyone from Lavasoft reply to the problems with their software?

The length of time to do a full scan is crazy.

 

Those that are doing a full scan, are you or did you leave it as is

(when you downloaded and installed it) or did you change (uncheck)

files that you do not want to scan?

You are correct. I had made another thread about this, but I figured I'd post in here instead.

I have been running a Full Scan now for 11 hours and 42 minutes. It has scanned just about 217000 items. It is still scanning as I post this, normally I never do anything else when it is scanning, this is the first time I have ever signed online while it was running, and signing online took a much much longer time than normal, while the program is running.

The older AdAware 2008 would usually take around 2 hours, maybe 2.5 hrs, to run a full scan; I cannot understand why it now takes 12 hours?? Am I the only one experiencing this?

As far as the other question, I didn't change anything when i downloaded and installed it, it is at all the default settings.

 

I have been using AdAware for a few years now, since it was Adaware SE, and have always been a great fan of it and ran it weekly. It has always kept my computer in good shape, and I have highly recommended it to many people and also use it on a few different computers. But I am absolutely baffled by the fact i am going into my 12th hour of a Full Scan with this latest version. Something seems very wrong, and I wasn't sure if it was something on my end.

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:) I'm running xp sp3, 200 gb hard drive and 2 gb of memory, with Ad-aware 2008 a full scan took 1:45 with Ad-aware AE it took 3:45. I'm leaving 2008 on my vista laptop, these times are crazy!

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