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Adwcleaner 8.2 nearly doubles the scanning time

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In case you're curious why this happens, it's due to disk caching.  The same thing happens with Malwarebytes free/Premium where subsequent scans during the same Windows session occur much more quickly than the first scan during that Windows session because most of the file/data reads from disk are cached, speeding things up tremendously.

If you restart your system and scan again, the scan time will likely be around the same as the first slower scan you ran, and scans afterwards during the same Windows session will be shorter, just like the other scans you ran.

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This is still abnormal, but I suspect it's related to the network and it has something to do with the definition updates check at the beginning of the scan..

On 3/24/2021 at 10:38 AM, Beenthere said:

Nevermind, it was because it was a first run, now it's fine.

I think that it took a long time to download the latest definitions and that subsequents scans didn't have to do it since they were already up-to-date. In case it happens again in the future, could you try enforcing using the bundled definitions (see there ) and enabling a debug log?

Thank you,

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