2 scannings

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  1. Fidelius

    Fidelius Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Something strange happens with automatic scanning. The schedule is on mondays and fridays at 06:00 pm and the scanning will be done if it has not been done during 48 hours. The first scan starts at 05:00 pm (I did not ask for it) and the second scan starts at 06:00 pm (OK) each monday and friday. In the window on the left of ESET GUI (analysis of the computer), I can see the 2 scannings, one at (for instance) at 90 % and the other at 50 % !
    Why do I have an extra scanning one hour before o_O
    I have Nod32 4.2.67.10 and Windows xp 32bits Home.

    Thank you.
     
  2. MattJN

    MattJN Former ESET Support Rep

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    What targets are set to be scanned with the scheduled scans you've added? Perhaps the scanner is hanging on a file or file type that it is unable to read. You can view the on demand scan logs by clicking Tools > Log files (when displaying advanced mode), then choosing On demand computer scan from the drop down list in the main window.

    Is there a reason that you are scanning the computer with a on-demand scan so often? Typically we recommend only scanning when you think the computer is infected, or about once a month as a regular routine. Scanning multiple times a week is simply not necessary with the way our client protection is designed.
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Create a new scheduled scan, and how to run the new scan It is suggested that you remove your current scan schedule as they appear to conflict.
     
  4. Fidelius

    Fidelius Registered Member

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    I am asking for a deep scanning, all files of my 2 hard drives are examined. Some files are very packed and Nod32 is slow unpacking them so I removed these problematic files. There more than 200.000 files.
    The reason is I am surfing much on internet and I sometimes try some suspicious programs...
     
  5. Fidelius

    Fidelius Registered Member

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    I have installed again Nod32 and set up 3 weekly in-depth scans. Following the BlackSpear's settings, I have set the value to 200 hours if scan has not been done to avoid overlapping. I am currently running a smart scan and will look for the log. Thank you for the link and I will tell you if everything runs fine.
     
  6. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Assuming the scans you have set do not overlap, I see no problem, everyone scans in slightly different ways.

     
  7. Fidelius

    Fidelius Registered Member

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    The log file did not find any viruses. Only an alert (4) Pagefile.sys and it could not open some files from SpYbot : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\Recovery\AdobeFlashPlayerCookies2.zip » ZIP » sbRecovery.ini - File protected by password.
     
  8. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Create a SysInspector Log and submit to ESET for analysis

     
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