"How can I clear a scan status that is stuck on Aborting?"
This is a question that we have received a few times. The problem usually occurs when communication between the console and the database break down. A quick and dirty way to clear out this problem is to delete the scan directly from the database. Go to File > Preferences > Database. Click the SQLite Console button.
You have a few options here. To clear out ALL scans that are stuck in the Aborting state run this command:
delete from computerscans where stage = 'Aborting';
If you wanted to be a little more selective and just delete the scan for a particular computer you would type this (assuming the computer name was Lebowski).
delete from computerscans where stage = 'Aborting' and computerid in (select computerid from computers where lower(name) = 'lebowski');
Note, you may need to refresh PDQ Inventory (F5) to see the cleared results.
This error is becoming less common however it still pops up from time to time.