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Hey there!

Great product and the best one so far in its area. Anyways.

I am trying to scan (normal scan) my PC for threads and stuff. Usually Adwcleaner doesn't report any problems and I don't have any whatsoever but:

When I am scanning with Malwarebytes the app scans for 9+ hours the Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft folder.


I know its not an issue with your software but how can I clean up this folder in order to finish the scanning process with your app? I know that is not good option to delete this folder but do you experts know any solution?

I can attach screenshots tomorrow if anyone is interested to help me. Just closed the app after 9+ hours continuing scan.


By the way the folder isn't that big, running Windows 10/32GBRAM/i7 and SSD as main operating system drive.


Thanks in advance


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You might want to try using the free version of CCleaner from https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner.

I wonder if it's scanning your mailbox (.ost or .pst file). I keep my mail files on another drive letter, so I'm not sure where the default would put them, but my roaming\Microsoft folder is only 54MB, so it surely wouldn't take any time during a scan. If you right click on the Microsoft folder and select properties, what size does it show?

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Super strange.. the whole files count is 36 000 and Malwarebytes indicates that it has scanned millions of files..

I am using Mailbird so I don't think it will use so much of a space/files count.

Attaching screenshots and also: I am using CCleaner for years, fast and steady scan and clean.

2019-04-04 08_58_18-AppData Properties.jpg

2019-04-04 08_58_35-Roaming Properties.jpg

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You could download/install TreeSize Free and quickly isolate which folders are hogging your AppData folder.  Sounds like something storing a lot of stuff that you don't want to keep on Windows 10x64.  

In addition, do you use the Winapp2.ini add-in with CCleaner?  If not, you should use it because it cleans gigabytes more than the standard cleaning built into CCleaner.   Refer to the forum thread at the link below.  (Be sure to use the tool winapp2ool.bat to TRIM your CCleaner to match your installed software and to speed up CCleaner.)




Edited by siliconman01
Added info on Winapp2.ini
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The problem was the subfolder of Windows\~Startup -> ATOM

Since I use this editor it had huge amount of files (even it was empty with hidden files on) in my explorer/treesize.

Deleted it and now all perfect.


Thanks a lot for the help, info and the software suggestion!:)



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