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Norton AntiVirus crash after scanning 21 million (out of 5 million) files
A couple of days ago, I manually started an AntiVirus scan on my iMac.
Since it crashed, I don't have the specific numbers, but the progress window said something like:
"Scanning 2 items
21,nnn,nnn of 5,199,nnn files.
Various questions follow.
- It had been running for over two days. Is this "normal?" I've used Norton AntiVirus on PCs and their scans were much quicker.
- Does "items" mean volumes?
- I assume the 21 million files it scanned were contents of zipped files? After it passed the 5 million mark and kept going, I realized I never unchecked the "Scan compressed files" checkbox. Is there any point to having the full scan also check packed files, since the software will automatically scan the file contents if I viewed/unpacked it?
- Since it crashed, is there any proof of whether it did or didn't find any viruses, so far? I checked the Activity Log but saw no mention at of recent AntiVirus messages.