Windows Defender quick scan has taken 5 hrs !

  SB23 19:28 05 Jan 07

Is anyone else having problems? because I've just had to fight to get it to stop scanning, then it froze my pc. It has never take that long before, infact, on a full scan it only takes about an hour.
Would a re-install help, or am I better swapping to something else?



  Jackcoms 19:30 05 Jan 07

Try scanning with your AV disabled and after a clean up with CCleaner.

  SB23 17:28 06 Jan 07

I tried your idea, with no luck, last night. It took another 2+ hours so I stopped it again.
Today I have reinstalled the program, and updated it. I ran a scan and it finished on its own. I don't know what happened, but all seems ok now.
Will tick as resolved.



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