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    Why does a rootkit scan take such a long time?


      Using McAfee Internet Security Suite I ran a full scan yesterday. After about half-an-hour the scan showed 99% complete, and that it was now scanning: Rootkit. 4-hours later it still showed as scanning Rootkit. At this point I clicked cancel several times, and each time nothing happened. I then re-booted my computer. I last ran a full scan on October the 3rd and it took 2-hours 21-mins to complete. Most of that time it was showing as 99% complete and scanning Rootkit. Why is Rootkit scan takes suck an incredibly long time now, and why doesn't the cancel button work? My computer uses Windows 8.1 64bit.

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