07-02-2012 05:10 PM
One more question....should I disable Norton while the scan runs?
And if this is a "duh"....well, I'll have to slap my head in frustration and have a "I should have known that" moment.
07-02-2012 05:16 PM
No it appears to users in the past here and on other forums to make no difference, although as ESET is about to scan a file Norton may detect it also,
07-03-2012 07:21 AM
Just an update. This scanner is still on 20%. This time it's been in the Adobe CS3 folder that I have (online download of the Adobe Creative Suite....which is very large, I know). Last night it was on file 43819 and this morning it's on 43932.
The scanner timer reset itself after 24 hours.
At this rate, it could be scanning all week.
07-03-2012 05:48 PM
Yes, I did.
It's scanning quicker now but has slowed down considerably in the Application Data folder. Hopefully it can finish overnight tonight. I really would like to have my computer back!
Thanks again (I know I keep saying that but you have been awesome in your help).
07-04-2012 07:07 AM
Just thought I'd update you today on the progress. It came to a SLOW crawl at around 43000 files again last night (it's at 17% since before I went to bed at around midnight and is still there this morning). This time it's in the Application Data files (Sun\Java).
We had a power outage last night so I had to restart the scan but it's been running overnight...12 hours right now.
Anyway, I won't be on again today as it is Independence Day here and we have plans with family.
Can the computer be used safely during the scan (i.e., can I pay my bills, etc)....or is the malware still present and it wouldn't be a good idea to do anything until you're done cleaning? Just wondering...I can make other arrangements if needed.
Thanks so much! Have a good day/night.