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    Default System scan doesn't end?

    Hi,
    when I set the system scan to work it runs a while and it shows the progress in the taskbar icon.
    Always when this comes to an end the process (system scan) begins anew. So I stopped it manually.
    Btw, it displays the remaining time at the second run always with: 2016 minutes .....??
    Why does the scan not end?

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    Default Endless scanning

    Just bought Spybot for the first time because I have used the free version forever. After installing and updating it has been scanning for two days and says I have 15,186 minutes remaining, wth?
    version 2.4.40 (Think I want my money back and stay with the free version.)
    Last edited by JonEno; 2016-05-27 at 03:19.

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    Hello,

    Please list:

    Your version and edition of Spybot: https://www.safer-networking.org/
    The operating system
    Other security programs installed

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    Exclamation My system scan does not end

    I am running windows 10, and when I run my spybot, it scans the whole system but hangs up at the end of the scan, it shows that it hung up at Zlob which I found out was a Trojan virus, does spybot have a fix for this, I ran Microsoft malicious removal tool and thought I had eradicated it but Zlob (CMGrdian.exe) still shows up and hangs up in spybot. I have been searching my registry to see if I can find it but no luck there yet and I am worried that it still might be on my system since spybot just hangs up at Zlob and I have stop the scan and close the window in order to stop the scan.

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    Hello Steve B,

    Please see PepiMK's forum post last March, it provides some background to the issue.

    Also: https://www.safer-networking.org/faq...zlob-zipcodec/

    "Spybot’s system scan freezes at Zlob.ZipCodec

    This problem was caused by a minor issue in the Spybot program. We are now providing a small installer that will correct this issue on your PC.
    Symptoms:
    – The scan proceeds as normal, but will stop progressing at Zlob.ZipCodec and won’t appear to finish.
    – The “Settings” button in the Start Center is unresponsive when clicked.

    Fix/Solution:
    If you are experiencing this issue, simply download and run this small installer.
    This installer replaces a file that was identified to cause the issue."


    Hope that helps, best regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello,

    Please list:

    Your version and edition of Spybot: https://www.safer-networking.org/
    The operating system
    Other security programs installed

    Best regards.


    Help please!
    Mine also continues with an endless scan at the end of a scan.
    I have Spybot +AV 2.5 Home and Windows 10. What should I do?

    Thanks!

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    Hello sarastro,

    My response 7/14 to Steve B regarding the scan freeze on zlob.

    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post

    Please see PepiMK's forum post last March, it provides some background to the issue.

    Also: https://www.safer-networking.org/faq...zlob-zipcodec/

    "Spybot’s system scan freezes at Zlob.ZipCodec

    This problem was caused by a minor issue in the Spybot program. We are now providing a small installer that will correct this issue on your PC.
    Symptoms:
    – The scan proceeds as normal, but will stop progressing at Zlob.ZipCodec and won’t appear to finish.
    – The “Settings” button in the Start Center is unresponsive when clicked.

    Fix/Solution:
    If you are experiencing this issue, simply download and run this small installer.
    This installer replaces a file that was identified to cause the issue."


    Hope that helps, best regards.
    Please let us know if yours is not the same issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    Hello Steve B,

    Please see PepiMK's forum post last March, it provides some background to the issue.

    Also: https://www.safer-networking.org/faq...zlob-zipcodec/

    "Spybot’s system scan freezes at Zlob.ZipCodec

    This problem was caused by a minor issue in the Spybot program. We are now providing a small installer that will correct this issue on your PC.
    Symptoms:
    – The scan proceeds as normal, but will stop progressing at Zlob.ZipCodec and won’t appear to finish.
    – The “Settings” button in the Start Center is unresponsive when clicked.

    Fix/Solution:
    If you are experiencing this issue, simply download and run this small installer.
    This installer replaces a file that was identified to cause the issue."


    Hope that helps, best regards.
    Thank you Tashi! I was having exactly the same problem, and installing the fix you gave allowed my scan to finish. But I do not see that it identified Zlob.zipcodec as a problem, nor was it removed. Can you advise please?

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    Hello teri22ns,

    Quote Originally Posted by teri22ns View Post
    Thank you Tashi! I was having exactly the same problem, and installing the fix you gave allowed my scan to finish. But I do not see that it identified Zlob.zipcodec as a problem, nor was it removed. Can you advise please?
    "This problem was caused by a minor issue in the Spybot program. We are now providing a small installer that will correct this issue on your PC.
    Symptoms:
    – The scan proceeds as normal, but will stop progressing at Zlob.ZipCodec and won’t appear to finish.
    – The “Settings” button in the Start Center is unresponsive when clicked."

    In this scenario Zlob was not flagged as an infection on the computer, the scanner froze because of a glitch.

    Best regards.
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    Default System Scan Doesn't End

    Thank you for the welcome, Tashi! Yesterday, I installed the small fix you gave us, and that allowed my scan to finish. However, I was still experiencing slow running Google and email issues with Windows Live Mail, so I bought and installed the Reimage Repair tool. They advise scanning again after running this, so I started my Spybot scan. It ran to 100%, then started over again on its own. Then it seemed to get stuck at 4.9% for a very long time. It showed the same number listed in other posts in this forum (Firefox cookie issue?) I run Windows 10, and have the current Spybot Home paid edition. Thanks.

    teri22ns

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