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Kudos0

Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

On my system the Idle Full System Scan always seems to run at the most inopportune times.  As a result I keep interrupting it and it could take up to a full day to complete. Do the constant interruptions affect the quality of the scan in any way?

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Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Hi car

No, the interruptions to the idle full system scan will not affect the scanning process. It will be just as thorough as if you didn't interrupt it. It will continue at the point of interruption. The only thing that is affected is the actual amount of time that the scan will take. Please be aware that the next idle full system scan will occur 7 days from the time when the current idle full system scan completes. So if it starts at a bad time this week, it may not be at a bad time the next time it wants to run.

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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan


floplot wrote:

Hi car

No, the interruptions to the idle full system scan will not affect the scanning process. It will be just as thorough as if you didn't interrupt it. It will continue at the point of interruption. The only thing that is affected is the actual amount of time that the scan will take. Please be aware that the next idle full system scan will occur 7 days from the time when the current idle full system scan completes. So if it starts at a bad time this week, it may not be at a bad time the next time it wants to run.


It would be helpful if the Idle Full System Scan could be scheduled.  Is there any reason that is not an option?  I know you can schedule a regular scan, but it's not the same thing.

Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan


car825 wrote:
It would be helpful if the Idle Full System Scan could be scheduled.  Is there any reason that is not an option?  I know you can schedule a regular scan, but it's not the same thing.

Go to Scan Now > Run Custom Scan > Schedule. You can schedule a Full System Scan there.

Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Hi car825,

You cannot schedule an Idle Full System scan - because an idle full system scan only runs when your computer is idle. As you said, the only alternative is to schedule a regular full system scan.

Message Edited by Yaso_Kuuhl on 11-28-2009 08:44 PM
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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Yaso,

Whether initiated by the idle time schedule or by a user schedule, it's still the same Full System Scan, isn't it?.

Message Edited by Brubaker on 11-28-2009 02:47 PM
Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Yes, it's the same :-) When a full system scan is scheduled, Norton automatically turns off idle time scans to prevent the triggering of two full system scans at the same time.
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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Thanks for confirming.
Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Hi

If you schedule a full scan, then you have to turn off the idle scans, however, the idle quick scans will still run.

I have the idle full system scans enabled. When I want to do an extra manual scan, I have noticed that the scans are different from the idle full system scans. At least with my computer setup, I think the idle full system scans scan more files and I think they might do a better job. Even though they might be scanning more files, I think it's a faster scan. It's hard to say which is the better scan. The 2 types of scans are different in my opinion.

That may be different than scheduling a full system scan though. I haven't scheduled one since these idle full system scans came out.Message Edited by floplot on 11-28-2009 02:58 PM
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Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

floplot:

You may find the link below helpful to explain why you feel that the two scan types are different:

http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=76933

Message Edited by Yaso_Kuuhl on 11-28-2009 09:03 PM
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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Hi Yaso

I'm still using my System Works 12 which includes NAV 2009. I have the cookie scan disabled. I like it the way it is fine. I like the idle full system scans except when they sometimes seem to skip a week. I'm going to have to buy another key for my System works though so I can keep my NAV 2009 part. But this is getting off the topic of the thread...

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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan


Yaso_Kuuhl wrote:

floplot:

You may find the link below helpful to explain why you feel that the two scan types are different:

http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=76933

Message Edited by Yaso_Kuuhl on 11-28-2009 09:03 PM
I was the OP on the linked thread as well as this one. That's why I want to be able to schedule the Idle Full System Scan.  On my system it is not the same as the regular scan that can be scheduled.
Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

The only way you can "schedule" an Idle Full System Scan is to leave your computer idle for an extensive amount of time...
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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan


car825 wrote:

Yaso_Kuuhl wrote:

floplot:

You may find the link below helpful to explain why you feel that the two scan types are different:

http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=76933


I was the OP on the linked thread as well as this one. That's why I want to be able to schedule the Idle Full System Scan.  On my system it is not the same as the regular scan that can be scheduled.

car825,

The "Idle" in Idle Full System Scan simply describes when the scan occurs. The scans are the same, even though they may appear different to you.

Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan

Basically, only the triggering of the scans and their "flow"/progress (idle scans are obviously interrupted if you bring your computer out of the idle state, and resume at the next idle state) are different - and that's all :-)Message Edited by Yaso_Kuuhl on 11-28-2009 10:00 PM
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Kudos0

Re: Interrupting the Idle Full System Scan


Brubaker wrote:

car825 wrote:

Yaso_Kuuhl wrote:

floplot:

You may find the link below helpful to explain why you feel that the two scan types are different:

http://community.norton.com/norton/board/message?board.id=nis_feedback&thread.id=76933


I was the OP on the linked thread as well as this one. That's why I want to be able to schedule the Idle Full System Scan.  On my system it is not the same as the regular scan that can be scheduled.

car825,

The "Idle" in Idle Full System Scan simply describes when the scan occurs. The scans are the same, even though they may appear different to you.


The file count on the Idle Full System Scan is much lower than the regular scan. Perhaps it is only reporting the file count since the last interruption.

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