startup scan wont stop

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  1. nate51

    nate51 Registered Member

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    I am using Smart Security v5.0.93.0 and everything has been working fine, no Windows updates or changes to the system in days. But just this morning I noticed SmartSecurity is kicking in a startup scan only when I open a program otherwise the startup scan does not kick in. The startup scan isn't a big issue, the problem I am noticing though is that when the startup scan starts my system gets laggy, especially sending emails through Outlook, sent items hang and take forever to send. I tried performing a full system scan but each little dll file took around 4 minutes to scan so I had to cancel it as it was taking way too long.

    Has anyone else noticed this problem? my task bar has been indicating a startup scan is in progress for the past 4 hours.

    As a note I even tried going into my scheduler and setting it so that startup scan only performs when the system is idle, that did not work so I tried to disable startup scan all together and still it is happening. Even performed a virus signature update in case it was a messed up signature file.

    I could really use some help from anyone that knows what might be going on. I would hate to uninstall this software since it has been good to me for months with no trouble.
     
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    Happened to me for 1st time ever last week for no reason, so I set it to idle only which I got from Googling issue and linking to a thread in this forum.
     
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    Seems you are correct, I wasn't able to find a solution on the forum but I let it run all day (10 hours) once it was done the next day it was running like normal again. I guess it was doing a detailed scan or something.
     
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    No scan should take 10 hours, it was bugged.

    I have never liked ESS 5 TBH.
     
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