I removed Spybot S&D like described in the instruction, but the behavior still exists. (I removed it completely)
Avira AntiVir 8 is installed. Disabling doesn't change anything.
Comodo Internet Securtiy is also installed. (AntiVirus component (on access scanner) is always disabled) Disabling both doesn't change anything.
I have an installer for 1.5.2. Thought that would be the newest after 1.6.2.(46), but I found an installer for 1603 final on my comupter. So I could try it with this version. Or if you have an archive with older version I could download the version 220.127.116.11 to try it. I haven't found the archive (if existing) yet.
I saw that testing of version 2.0 is in progress. If it is stable enough I wouldn't have a problem with trying it.
I noticed a difference between 1.6.0 or 1.6.2 to 18.104.22.168.
The previous version(s) showed "waiting" for the files in the list for checking. It was so fast that I can't say what it showed in the moment as it checked the files. (Can't remember) I haven't found any malware so I can't tell what should be shown in this case. "Nothing found" was shown.
Now it shows "queued" for files that are not checked. "Scanning [filename]" while checking. "Nothing found".
I have thought long and hard, and i am not sure what else can be done. You have done everything i was going to suggest haha. I personally do not feel like there has been a slowdown, but it is possible I just do not notice it. Hopefully another member will be able to assist/give more information. Sorry I could not help you any further...
"I am learning just like everyone else"
Windows XP pro p4 1.5gb ram
spybot latest version.
If you don't feel anything it is related to my system. It is such a slowdown for me. The search for malware is fast as usual, but analysis of specific files is so slow. This can't be just more signatures to check or a new scan method..
I never did, but with the older version a whole analysis of all files on C would take an hour, with the new version it would take the whole day... (maybe not that long)
It came with an update and I hope it will be gone with an update.
If anyone else has a suggestion please do not mind to tell me.