One Care 1.5 Tune-up Timeframe

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Joel, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Joel

    Joel Guest

    It is taking numerous hours for the tune-up process to complete. The vast
    majority of this time is taken up by the "scan for viruses and other
    potentially unwanted software" process. Is this a normal timeframe?
     
    Joel, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. Joel

    StephenB Guest

    Yes. It is performing a deep scan and it can be particularly long if you have
    many compressed files. Some people have excluded the Office Setup .cab files and
    other large collections of compressed files to speed up the process.
    You should visit the OneCare forums here:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/windowsonecare/default.aspx?siteid=2
    -steve
     
    StephenB, Feb 9, 2007
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    SteveC Guest

    Same thing happens to me and been happening ever since version 1.5 came out. Takes the better part of a day to scan 22 gig of files. Also, do you find that OneCare tune-up never completes the defrag though I can run the same defrag anytime in about an hour.
    It is taking numerous hours for the tune-up process to complete. The vast
    majority of this time is taken up by the "scan for viruses and other
    potentially unwanted software" process. Is this a normal timeframe?
     
    SteveC, Feb 11, 2007
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  4. Joel

    Joel Guest

    Exactly the same symptoms. Takes at least 12 hours to scan and the defrag is
    never complete. I would hope that these bugs will be fixed very shortly or I
    might have to look elsewhere for my security products. I was trying out One
    Care 1.5 because I thought it would work seamlessly with Vista.
     
    Joel, Feb 11, 2007
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  5. Joel

    SteveC Guest

    I went in and told WLOC not to check my external F drive with my backups on it and I also took out the MSOCache folder. Then I started tune-up manually and it finished in 5 hours and it defragged properly and the running meter on the Virus scan actually moved regularly instead of staying permanently blank. This may be a fluke, but it never seemed to work right when it initiated automatically. Try it and see what you think.

    According to the final report, it claims that it scanned 2300834 items --yes, that is over 2 million!!! I looked at that number 10 times in disbelief. There are that many files on Vista? Surely that is wrong. I suspect that WLOC designed for XP is going to have to rethink what it scans and how or users won't stick with it.

    BTW, I went to the WLOC forum and people complained there but got no where and nothing new added in 3 weeks and I got no response to my post of two weeks ago either.

    Exactly the same symptoms. Takes at least 12 hours to scan and the defrag is
    never complete. I would hope that these bugs will be fixed very shortly or I
    might have to look elsewhere for my security products. I was trying out One
    Care 1.5 because I thought it would work seamlessly with Vista.
     
    SteveC, Feb 11, 2007
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  6. Joel

    SteveC Guest

    By the way, I meant to say I don't believe there are any where near 2,000,000 files on my PC. More like 100,000 but maybe it is how one counts.
    "SteveC" <sconklan.nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message I went in and told WLOC not to check my external F drive with my backups on it and I also took out the MSOCache folder. Then I started tune-up manually and it finished in 5 hours and it defragged properly and the running meter on the Virus scan actually moved regularly instead of staying permanently blank. This may be a fluke, but it never seemed to work right when it initiated automatically. Try it and see what you think.

    According to the final report, it claims that it scanned 2300834 items --yes, that is over 2 million!!! I looked at that number 10 times in disbelief. There are that many files on Vista? Surely that is wrong. I suspect that WLOC designed for XP is going to have to rethink what it scans and how or users won't stick with it.

    BTW, I went to the WLOC forum and people complained there but got no where and nothing new added in 3 weeks and I got no response to my post of two weeks ago either.

    Exactly the same symptoms. Takes at least 12 hours to scan and the defrag is
    never complete. I would hope that these bugs will be fixed very shortly or I
    might have to look elsewhere for my security products. I was trying out One
    Care 1.5 because I thought it would work seamlessly with Vista.
     
    SteveC, Feb 11, 2007
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