04-15-2012 07:48 AM
I just updated to 360 6.0 from 5.0. I was able to do a Full System Computer Scan at anytime in 5.0, but I lost that ability in 6.0. Now, I just get a shortened version of the full scan if a full system computer scan was already completed that day.
I went thru settings and tasks but was unable to restore that feature. Will 6.0 allow me to do multiple complete full system computer scans in a 24 hour period?
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04-15-2012 09:29 AM
Thanks for replying.
I did what you suggested. It will run Full System Scan, but it completes in 4 minutes. A full system scan on this computer should take at least 20 to 30 minutes. It will run for 20 to 30 minutes if I scan once per day. Only 3-4 minutes if I full scan more that once per day.
04-15-2012 09:50 AM
just wondering ,why do you want to scan more than once a day????? you can set it to run at specific intervals from the norton main window click on settings, antivirus,click on scans and risks scroll down to full system scans,across from this is configure ,edit scan run at a specific interval and set the time interval
04-15-2012 11:13 AM - edited 04-15-2012 11:30 AM
What you are seeing is normal (and actually should have been present in N360 v5, as well). When you run a Full System Scan subsequent to an earlier scan, all files that were found to be clean previously will be skipped. That means the second scan will often only take 5 minutes or so, and the file count will be small. By skipping known-clean files Norton decreases scan times by eliminating unnecessary and time-consuming re-scanning. When a new virus definitions file is received through LiveUpdate, previously skipped files will once again be scanned - this is done to assure that all files on your system have been checked for the very newest threats using the latest signatures. Virus definitions updates are normally released 1 to 3 times per day.
If you check the Total Items Scanned for a given scan, under More Details in the Scan Results log in Norton History , you should see the number of skipped files.
Also, a Full System Scan should normally not need to be done more often than weekly or monthly. The Quick Scans, which run automatically after each virus definitions update, will detect any active threats that are running or could run on the computer. A Full Scan will find any additional dormant threats that may be present in the files, but which do not run and do not present an imminent danger.
04-15-2012 11:25 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I understand what you are saying. It was present in 5.0.
But, in previous versions, I believe turning off Intelligent Skip Scanning allowed all files to be scanned anytime. Just can't do that with 6.0. Intelligent Skip Scanning can be turned off, it just doesn't allow a complete scan. More items are scanned, but not all, like I hoped.
04-15-2012 12:07 PM - edited 04-15-2012 12:11 PM