Using the latest webroot V18.104.22.168 on my windows 7 pc. With the latest version scans are now taking about 19 mins. I submitted a support ticket last week. I uploaded logs as requested on thursday and as I had not recieved any response to confirm they had been recieved I contacted weboot. I spoke to a representative this afternoon who said the logs where being analysed and I would recieve a response either today or tomorrow. Just a few momments ago I got a response saying they had not recieved the logs and could i send them again. What is going on? I have replied and sent the logs a second time. Not very good customer service!
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Your the second person that I know that has long scan issues.
My Win 10 build 1903 nice and fast.
System events provide the following messages as well:
Disk 7 Error None Stephen-PC The device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 has a bad block.
further performance hits are likely due to this message:
Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power 6 - Some processor performance power management features have been disabled due to a known firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware.
This suggests that the system isn't operating at peak performance. More information on this message can be found here:
While it's possible that any of these issues could cause longer than average scans, the fact that we see all three combined go some ways to explain the issues here. I'd consider looking into the disk and CPU settings, as well as the detection.
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Thanks for the reply. The 3 files detected files are false positives and have been allowed by myself. They have been on my PC for years with no problems in the past. These files are on my Windows 10 laptops and they scan very fast. Surely if they are allowed it should not affect the scan speed. I have the latest bios firmware. I have run performance troubleshooter, SFCscan & dskchk. Can the false positives please be removed.
Today performed performance trubleshooter, dskchk & SFC scan. I have reinstalled the older V22.214.171.124 and now my PC scan only takes 5m 31s.
When I update to the latest V126.96.36.199 the scan takes 19m.
Surely this must be an issue with the latest update!
I contacted Support and they promptly replied with advice to download, execute and return the results from wsalogs.exe which I shall do.
In the meantime, I'll will wait and follow this thead. I did start another topic found at the link below which now seems redundant so maybe our Moderators can move my posting over here?
BTW ... how do I subscribe to this thread for notices of replies, etc .... Thanks a million everyone!
I've pulled the case, and the logs from the XP machine. Have you ran the utility for the Windows 7 machine?
Unfortunately Lucas, my wife currently has the Win7 ThinkPad and will be staying with her family out of town for another week. I returned home early after the 4th due to work commitments.
I'll try to ask her to pull logs but she may be reluctant due to being "less" than non-tech savvy (if such a level is even possible). As a non-smartphone person in her early-sixties, she always worries about messing something up, especially when she's away from home w/o me there physically to help.
I will pull logs from the Win7 ThinkPad upon her return in the worst case senario.
BTW, Is there any way to go back to V188.8.131.52 for the time being w/o being auto-updated?
Our Win10 ThinkPad is unaffected .... Thanks for your investigation and help.
As for protections, the cloud determinations are universal between all versions. In the case between 24.49 and 26.61 not much was changed from a security perspective. There were some additions related to script shield. But this was just the groundwork for that shield, with more being implemented in later releases. Your logs indicated high CPU usage as well, which also informed my conclusion.
I have also been experiencing slow scans probably for the past 7 to 10 days. I'm guessing it has to do with Software Version 184.108.40.206. Daily scans used to take 5 minutes and now are taking 30 minutes. It stays in "Performing Central Analysis" for a long time. It's a Windows XP machine but it's got a Core 2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz with 2.00GB of RAM. There haven't been any known changes in my PC's configuration. No new programs, no new hardware, etc.
I haven't tried uninstalling/reinstalling but I did uncheck the box under Advanced Settings > Scan Settings > Allow files to be submitted for threat research. This made no difference in scan time.
Hopefully, a resolution to this recent slow scan issue can be resolved in a new Software release.
I've attempted to gather more information on the slow scan issue by watching the Webroot progress bar, CPU and Memory usage.
Prior to starting the scan, average CPU Usage is 0%. All 4 Cores are at 0%. Page File Usage History indicates 324MB.
As I start the scan, the "Files Scanned" is incrementing rapidly and the Progress bar is moving quickly. Webroot Processes = 31 (1,356 Modules). Looking at CPU Usage history, during this time 3 Cores are at ~1% and one Core is running ~90%. Average CPU Usage is 25% to 29%. Page File Usage History indicates 385MB.
At 1m 44s with 8143 Files scanned and the Progress bar at 41%, the scan slows dramatically. Files scanned increments very slowly. At this time, the 3 Cores that were at 1% jump to ~20% and the one Core that was running at 90% drops to ~50%. Average CPU Usage is the same at 25% to 29%.
At 7m 42s the Progress bar moves to 42% with 8382 Files scanned. Average CPU Usage is the same at 25% to 29%.
At 10m 5s the Progress bar moves to 43% with 9214 Files scanned. Average CPU Usage is the same at 25% to 29%.
At 12m 45s the Progress bar JUMPS to 99% with 9516 Files scanned and shows "Performing Central Analysis..." Average CPU Usage is the same at 25% to 29%. Page File Usage History indicates 402MB.
At 28m 30s average CPU Usage jumps to 55% and Files scanned is incrementing rapidly. Page File Usage History jumps to 550MB.
At 29m 20s the scan completes with 56,141 Files scanned. It had been in "Performing Central Analysis..." for 16m 35s.
With the scan complete, average CPU Usage drops to 0%. Page File Usage History drops to 350MB.