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My initial scan with webroot has run for 144 hours and seems to be hanging??

  • 27 December 2016
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Has anyone experienced very long run times with the scan?
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Best answer by ProTruckDriver 27 December 2016, 23:49

Hello spobrien, Welcome to the Webroot Community Forum. :D

 

First make sure scanning external drives is unticked. Then run another scan.

 



 

If that didn't fix the problem, Please try a Uninstall / Reinstall of WSA:

 

 

To uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere, follow the instructions below.


  1. Shut down SecureAnywhere by clicking the Webroot icon http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/wsa_icon.png in the menu bar and selecting Shut Down SecureAnywhere.

    http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/macwebrootmenushutdown.png

    If prompted, confirm that you want to shut down SecureAnywhere.
     
  2. Open the Finder by clicking the Finder icon http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/mac_finder_icon.png in the dock.
     
  3. Open the Applications directory.

    http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/mac_click_applications.png
     
  4. Click and drag the Webroot SecureAnywhere program icon into the Trash http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/mac_trash_icon.png in the dock.

    A confirming window appears.  Click Uninstall.

    http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/macuninstallwsa.png

    Webroot SecureAnywhere is now uninstalled.  There is no need to restart your computer.
     
Reinstall Webroot

 You can install SecureAnywhere on Mac OS X 10.7 and above. An Internet connection is required to install the software.



To install the software:

 


  1. Click here to download the SecureAnywhere  installer to your Mac. Or Click here if you have the Best Buy Geek Squad Subscription service.
  2. Double-click wsamac.dmg to open the installer.
  3. Drag the Webroot SecureAnywhere icon into the Applications folder.


     
  4. In the first activation window, enter your keycode and click Activate.
If you prefer you can Submit a Support Ticket which is free of charge with your Webroot subscription.

 

HTH,

Dave.

 
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Hello spobrien, Welcome to the Webroot Community Forum. :D
 
First make sure scanning external drives is unticked. Then run another scan.
 


 
If that didn't fix the problem, Please try a Uninstall / Reinstall of WSA:
 
 
To uninstall Webroot SecureAnywhere, follow the instructions below.
  1. Shut down SecureAnywhere by clicking the Webroot icon [img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/wsa_icon.png[/img] in the menu bar and selecting Shut Down SecureAnywhere. [img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/macwebrootmenushutdown.png[/img] If prompted, confirm that you want to shut down SecureAnywhere.  
  2. Open the Finder by clicking the Finder icon [img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/mac_finder_icon.png[/img] in the dock.  
  3. Open the Applications directory. [img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/mac_click_applications.png[/img]  
  4. Click and drag the Webroot SecureAnywhere program icon into the Trash [img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/mac_trash_icon.png[/img] in the dock. A confirming window appears.  Click Uninstall. [img]http://sw.nohold.net/Webroot/Images/macuninstallwsa.png[/img] Webroot SecureAnywhere is now uninstalled.  There is no need to restart your computer.  
Reinstall Webroot
 You can install SecureAnywhere on Mac OS X 10.7 and above. An Internet connection is required to install the software.

To install the software:
 
  1. Click here to download the SecureAnywhere  installer to your Mac. Or Click here if you have the Best Buy Geek Squad Subscription service.
  2. Double-click wsamac.dmg to open the installer.
  3. Drag the Webroot SecureAnywhere icon into the Applications folder. [img]https://uploads-us-west-2.insided.com/webroot-en/attachment/20009i5A795A42A96979B5.png[/img]  
  4. In the first activation window, enter your keycode and click Activate.
If you prefer you can Submit a Support Ticket which is free of charge with your Webroot subscription.
 
HTH,
Dave.
 

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