Spybot S&D hangs on download directories

It does not freeze in that I am still able to go through the different menu selections in the Spybot application – just never finishes.

Started having issues about 2 weeks or so ago, might have been after installing Fire Fox, or possibly after Spybot update?

Operating System Windows 7

I do updates on spybot S&D at least once every week.

I have removed the “download directories” from scan – no change

Uninstalled Spybot, then reinstalled (version– no change

Uninstalled Firefox (version 28.0) and went back to IE – no change

Freezes at “841016 / 822313: Please wait while scanning download directories”. Is it normal that the number of files scanned (841016) is larger than files targeted (822313)?