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It is normal for Webroot to take hours to scan? The problem is my system continuously locks up, so the sweeper never gets a chance to complete. The sweep can take over 12 hours.

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No it is NOT normal

Try either superantispyware or MBAM and make sure you download only from either majorgeeks or cnet to get a clean link to either product

Run those and if they lock after finding thengs then re-start let it find just a few things and do a clean up
then re-start and do another scan and quite often they will then complete

Sounds like you have a nasty on there that is stopping webroot from doing its job so time to change to another product.

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    Had a few machines that react like yours just recently

    Had to let the programs find just a few items then STOP the program.

    Ignore warnings about incomplete scans etc.

    carry on to clean up

    restart

    run again and repeat until you can run a full scan

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    Project NOMAD Mar 16, 2011

    ALSO try running scans etc from SAFE MODE


    press F8 repeatedly during boot up


    select SAFE MODE ONLY (none of the other options)

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