Scanning times getting a bit unmanageable?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Longboard, May 20, 2006.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Sydney, Australia

    Just did a scan with updated Spy Sweeper (137000 odd items in database)
    Took 53 minutes.

    A2 free scan 54 minutes.

    NAV 2005 antivirus scan 35 minutes.

    KAV online scan 30.

    Ewido 3.5 free 25 minutes

    Spybot S&D 20 minutes

    AdAware free 25 minutes.

    Not counting time for updating>>>

    Bloody malware; just staying reasonably upto date: takes big chunks out of day :mad:
  2. Notok

    Notok Registered Member

    May 28, 2004
    Portland, OR (USA)
    Just automate some of the scans. Have them run on different days while you sleep. You could also get something like Watcher that just shows you everything that's changed in critical areas. Another option is to get Process Explorer and put in comments for everything that's supposed to be there, get a couple rootkit scanners for things that wouldn't show up. I personally don't run these kinds of scans anymore unless something is wrong. If you've got a good setup, there shouldn't be reason to do a lot of different scans.
  3. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Yes, thanks Notok

    Since coming to Wilders and learning, learning, learning, I have not had any malware outbreak I know of. (!)

    I think I am prolly better off than most.
    Just keep doing the scans as habit. No specific schedule. Dont keep box on or internet access all the time. Also find that some of the "accessories" in SBSD and ADAware are useful

    I am not really good enough to run some of the more sophisticated high user input apps and dont really know what to make of some of the, to me obscure, pop-ups that I used to get.

    Heh, The REg-Mon thread used to make my head spin.

    Use some similar apps as those close to your sig. :)

    I remember the first time I ran TDS-3: LOL, apart from simple scan, I was scared to touch any of the buttons! ?Might be better off now.

    Even PG had TMI for me.

    Have placed most of my trust in the more GUI friendly apps, and set and then just update options, after finding them here.

    Try and keep up with other options as they might arise.

    I accept that scans (particularly sig based) are going to get longer.

    I have tried to cut down overloading my system and creating conflicts.
    Have tried to develop a layered approach.

    Am investigating routers as part of final solution.
    Any suggestions?

    Just having a whinge really.
    And maybe looking for higher level beings to chime in with suggestions. :)
  4. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    Get with the times and bring on-board a solid HIPS program and you might never need to scan again except just for the novelty of it.

    Good strong firewall, adequate patches, and some depedable HIP program and those scans are just a passage of time and malware is HISTORY! IMO:cool:
  5. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

    May 12, 2005
    West Aussie
    Move West old son and you can get scan speeds like below.:)

    Full scan of C with Ewido 3.5.
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