Spybot taking hours to complete a check

January 5, 2013 at 03:46:38
Specs: Windows Vista, ?3Gb RAM
My father is having problems running his Spybot which is taking around 2 hours now. I've read the posts regarding this problem from 2006 posted by Faris. I think he said he solved it by basically clearing the computer's fan of dust as it was causing it to run slowly but I just wanted to double check this was correct. Many thanks.

Jayne


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#1
January 5, 2013 at 10:07:22
"I just wanted to double check this was correct"
No one can know if that is the cause in his comp without trying. Keeping a comp dust free is a computer basic.

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#2
January 5, 2013 at 10:19:50
Once the comp is clean, I would disable Tea Timer & the hosts file.
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Hosts File
http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/...
Myth - "Special AntiSpyware Hosts Files are necessary to prevent Spyware infections."
Reality - "Using Special AntiSpyware Hosts Files are a waste of time and leads to a false sense of security. Any Malware/Spyware can easily modify the Hosts File at will, even if it is set to Read-only. It is impossible to "lock-down" a Hosts File unless you are running as a limited user which makes using it in this case irrelevant anyway.

The hosts file is in > Windows\system32\drivers\etc < rename to > hosts.txt or hostsold.


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