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Computer freezes during scan by Microsoft Security Essentials
On running Microsoft Security Essentials custom scan on System Volume Information, it shows presence of threats. After running the scan for about an hour, the computer freezes. Please help.
It freezes for some custom search even in three minutes. I am giving details after some time.
Custom file, which I scanned
Local Disk(C:)->Documents and Settings->anil.ANIL-X9GFWCBPAK->Local Settings->Temp
This was frozen after 6 minutes of scanning.
Whenever I see a [relatively] small disk, such as yours, that has a small amount of free space left, I always assume that it is very fragmented, and that a couple of other problems exist.
Not related to the Security Essentials product or forum, but let's see what we can do.
Use disk cleanup again. This time, go to the "More Options" tab, and select the button for "Clean up" on the System Restore section. Do this to cleanup all the old restore points, which can consume a lot of disk.
BUT! Before you do this, please backup any of your data to some external media. This is just a precaution.
Once the old restore points have been removed, return to the regular part of disk cleanup and try that again.
If this fails, go to START, RUN, and enter MSINFO32. In this program, go to "Software Environment", "StartUp Programs". You should see anywhere between 10 to 30 programs. If the list (which could take time to develop) runs into several thousand programs,
there is a problem in the registry. Not to worry, there is a fix for this.
ps you can also back up on a usb stick or a cd rom or dvd depending on your comp , your personal folders and documents are prio
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