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  1. No, I don't have the problem of multi-hour scans when I uncheck DDA. After unchecking, the scan was 40 minutes, like I mentioned in my previous post.

    I just re-read my last post, and the last two lines might be interpreted as being sarcastic. It wasn't meant to be at all. I should have written, "That is an impressive speed increase...", not 'decrease'. Meaning that 40 minute full scan I got was a vast improvement over my previous SAS version time of 1hour 20 minutes.

    Anyway, while I was off the computer earlier I put a check mark back in "Use Direct Disk Access (recommended)" and SAS stayed scanning for 2 hours before I stopped it. It gets to the end of the scan and starts from the beginning again. I think it rescanned everything about 3 times this last run LOL.

    You mentioned earlier it's NTFS format related. I have the Indexing Service turned off for that drive. Could that be related?

    And thanks for your time.

  2. Just wanted to report I have the same experience as rlprlp.

    Windows XP, SP2 updated, 15 Gb of stuff on C drive.

    I updated SAS two days ago (used built in updater), ran a full scan on C drive, and finally stopped it at 3 hours 10 minutes. The previous version only took about 1 hour 20 minutes.

    Thought I might have had a bad update, so I snagged the executable from SAS website, deleted SAS from computer (used XP's 'Add or Remove Progam', manual searches for all SAS folders, 3 different registry cleaners.)

    Installed fresh with the executable, started full scan and went on about my day. Finally had to stop scan at a little over 6 hours. 'File items' count was over 100,000.

    Of note while checking the scan occasionally, it was moving along as fast as the previous good version of SAS, but noticed it eventually scanned the same folders again and again.

    Anyway, I applied rlprlp's tip of unchecking "Use Direct Disk Access" (thanks for that, rlprlp!) and got a full scan done in 40 minutes. 'File items' count was, I think, a little over 17,000.

    Just wanted to add my 2 cents. That is an impressive speed reduction put into this new version of SAS. Outstanding work.

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