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Kudos0

Quick scan taking longer

I always do several quick scans a week and they take on average between 5 to 8 minutes and scanning just over 11,000 files.

Now the last two quick scans now take between 29 to 36 minutes to scan just over 11,000 files 

Why is it taking longer to quick scan?

Labels: Virus Scan

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Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

Hi @sparks118,

Thanks for reporting in Norton Community Forums. I have sent you a private message requesting logs and more details for further investigation. 

Sunil_GA | Norton Forums Administrator | Symantec Corporation
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Quick scan taking longer

"

Hi @sparks118,

Thanks for reporting in Norton Community Forums. I have sent you a private message requesting logs and more details for further investigation."

Sunil_GA,

There is no need to request logs and gain time, it's very simple, someone @ Symantec team has decided recently, on purpose or by error, to make Quick Scan scanning a huge database of Adware, Spyware, PUA, and other malware items for about 35 minutes, each time a new SDS Definitions set is released.

In my case it was easy  to reproduce, I have not ran LiveUpdate for 4-5 days, auto or manually, until the Norton icon was red in systray, then opened Norton and clicked on "Fix Now" under the main GUI stating "Your Protection is at Risk", then you can see Norton LiveUpdate running and download items and AFTER THIS it will automatically start a Quick Scan which makes Norton scanning  about at least 100 malware items, increasing dramatically the scan time.

I saw this on 2 W7 x64 machines running latest NS 22.18.0.222

Please fix immediately because it's irritating....

Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

I have noticed this too. I did a Full scan today and it took over 5 hours. My quick scan is taking about 40 to 45 minutes. This is ridiculous.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Quick scan taking longer

5 hours for a full scan, that's bad. Quick scan taking even longer. When is this problem going to be resolved?

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Quick scan taking longer

Have you run LiveUpdate? There is a new version that notes one of the changes is for Full system scan times. 

https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/product-update-announcements/norton-security-2219865-windows-now-available

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Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

I have run Live Update and have the newest version. I ran a Full Scan and it came in under 3 hours. The Quick Scan is still clocking in at around 40-50 minutes.

Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

Apostolos:

...I saw this on 2 W7 x64 machines running latest NS 22.18.0.222...

PhilipS1:
I have run Live Update and have the newest version. I ran a Full Scan and it came in under 3 hours. The Quick Scan is still clocking in at around 40-50 minutes.

The label for PhilipS1's original post in today's Long Scan Times implies that they also have a Win 7 SP1 operating system.  Do any affected users have a different OS, or is this problem unique to Win 7 SP1?

I'm just wondering if the Norton v22.18.0.222 update released on 30-Aug-2019 for Win 7 SP1 (but not Win 8.x or Win 10) per the release notes <here> introduced a bug that still hasn't been fixed (at least for Quick Scans) in the latest v22.19.8.65 update.
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Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

Updated 2 Win 7 x64 machines to the latest NS version, quick scan takes 40 minutes to complete.

Full Scan I don't know because 3-5 hours mentionned by other users is too long for me.

Please, if any Guru is monitoring this thread, drop a line to Moderators to take a closer look to this issue.

Thank you.

P.S. As I have already mentionned, the long scan time occure because NS is scanning a very large database of malware items.

Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

Done 2 quick scans today. First took 30 minutes then run update and was ask to apply a patch. Second quick scan took 29 minutes then run update but no patch required. The quick scan i did early in the week took 36 minutes. I find the scan is quick up to 2,434 files than after very slow checking various malware files. 

I haven't done a full scan after reading that it can take up to 5 hours. 

Kudos0

Re: Quick scan taking longer

I think the problem is back. Yesterday , after an update, I ran a Full Scan and it was just under 3 hours so I thought it was fixed. I am currently about an hour into a Full Scan and it has only scanned about 75000 items of what is usually about a 500000 item scan.