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Full Scan Times

How long should a full system scan take? I know it varies computer to computer based on specifications, number of processes, number of files, etc, but what do you get?

-2.67 GHz dual core

-3 GB RAM, I don't know how fast

-400 GB HDD filled with 139 GB spinning at 5400 RPM

-Windows 7 SP1 32-bit

-The computer is about 3 years old

-N360 version 5.0.0.125.

-Average 900k files scanned in 2 hours and 45 minutes. 

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Kudos0

Re: Full Scan Times

How long should a full system scan take? I know it varies computer to computer based on specifications, number of processes, number of files, etc, but what do you get?

-2.67 GHz dual core

-3 GB RAM, I don't know how fast

-400 GB HDD filled with 139 GB spinning at 5400 RPM

-Windows 7 SP1 32-bit

-The computer is about 3 years old

-N360 version 5.0.0.125.

-Average 900k files scanned in 2 hours and 45 minutes. 

Kudos0

Re: Full Scan Times

You don't mention if this is a first time scan or one that is being run after a few full scans have been completed. Without  major changes in programs, operating system, browsers, etc. the scan time should be reduced on subsequent scans. Norton remembers the files it has scanned, forund to be clean and have not changed. At least that has been my experience :)

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Full Scan Times

Ah yes, I forgot about the Norton trusted and skipped files. The scan is not the first full scan, but it has not seemed to have sped up and I checked the scan preferences for standard trust. I have had N360 for 3 years, since it came with the computer as a trial and I stuck with it.

Kudos0

Re: Full Scan Times

And I forget to mention this, but each full scan returns about 21000 skipped and trusted files.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Full Scan Times

Just looked at the history of my last full scan

2,126,743 files scanned

1:41:40 hours

our processors are about equal

About 91GB on a 500GB 7200 RPM drive

The speed difference will cause an access time difference which may be at least part of the reason

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU

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