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Kudos0

Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"

Hi, Everyone,

Please can more details be given regarding the Number of threads for manual scan and what the Scroll-Down Options.

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"

Hi, Everyone,

Please can more details be given regarding the Number of threads for manual scan and what the Scroll-Down Options.

Thanks.

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"

Open the Norton 'Settings' window. On the right-hand side of the first line labeled 'Computer Scans', you will see a question mark icon. Click this and it will bring up the information relating to the 'Number of threads for manual scan' feature.
Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"

CPU Multicore Support
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"

This setting enables Norton to run the scan in parrallel in a separate thread on each CPU core, and it can run even faster this way.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 -- NIS 21
Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"


elsewhere wrote:
Open the Norton 'Settings' window. On the right-hand side of the first line labeled 'Computer Scans', you will see a question mark icon. Click this and it will bring up the information relating to the 'Number of threads for manual scan' feature.

This doesn't explain it very well; I want to know what all the options means and how that would affect the Scan and how it would Run.

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"


Floating_Red wrote:
This doesn't explain it very well; I want to know what all the options means and how that would affect the Scan and how it would Run.

Auto : NIS chooses the number automatically - it will choose the optimal setting - which is 1 thread per CPU core. All the cores will be equally busy with the scan and it will run at optimal speed and allow you to use your computer for other purposes with minimal impact to performance.

1,2,4, 8,16- you decide the number of threads, and Windows decides with its own internal logic how to distribute those threads among CPU cores.

Message Edited by TomiRed on 09-10-2009 12:45 AM
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 -- NIS 21
Kudos0

Re: Norton 2010 Products: "Number of threads for manual scan"

Thank-you very much TomiRed for your explainations.  Perhaps you, or anyone else, could explain what you mean by "C.P.U. Cores", as not everyone will know what you mean.

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