Will stopping a scan allow me to address traces detected so far?
Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:50 PM
for five days now. I don't want to have to restart the scan, but I can already see that
9 traces have been detected. If I stop the scan (Stop button in the GUI) will I be able
to see the traces found so far? I seem to remember another AV program that would just
close the scan without remembering anything found unless you let the scan run all
the way through, so I don't want to stop it if AdAware has the same behavior.
Windows XP 32 bit
Adaware Personal Security 10.5.1.4369
Thanks in advance,
Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:54 PM
Check if a log file has been created with the found traces. The log file is located here:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\AntiMalware\History\<date information>.xml
Do you have a very slow computer, another antivirus program, a very big hard disk or a bad hard disk since the scan takes so long time?
Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:22 PM
I'm attaching it (renamed). It looks like it's from a previous quick scan that was made at the
time of installation. The file name and system file date agree.
I have several large disk drives and about 15 years worth of documents, archives
and applications. The computer is not slow (Intel Core 2 6600 dual processor 2.4 GHz
with 2 GB RAM). I'm not surprised at the time it takes to scan, I just wanted to know
if I would lose the results I have so far if I stop the scan.
By the way, this is the first full scan I've done with AdAware. I read somewhere that
it should take longer. I have noticed that a lot of time is spent scanning zip archives,
and I'm hoping that future scans will be able to avoid this.
Thanks for your help,
Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:57 PM
There is some kind of cache function in Ad-Aware, and new scans will take less time than the first one, but I don't know any details.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:45 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:51 PM
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