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dianne pierce
06-07-2012, 07:45 PM
It takes 8 hours to complete, is this normal?

lakewoodlady
06-07-2012, 07:55 PM
I guess a lot depends on how many files, speed of cpu, what OS etc. Eight hours seems a bit excessive though.

LL

mikebartnz
06-07-2012, 08:05 PM
How long is a piece of string.

inphinity
06-07-2012, 08:07 PM
Is it running on a calculator and trying to scan the entire contents of the internet? 8 hours is an awfully long time.

dianne pierce
06-07-2012, 08:32 PM
Operating Windows XP , scanned 111590863 files and still going, now 8 hours 20 minutes, Processor x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1790 Mhz

mikebartnz
06-07-2012, 08:39 PM
I would say it is on track having done 111 million files.

Chilling_Silence
06-07-2012, 09:23 PM
Yeah that sounds about right. I personally got pretty fed up with the speed of MSE and how much it would absolutely bog down the PC while doing the scan. Went full-time as a NOD32 user myself a while back now (Maybe a year or two?) and haven't looked back.

It costs, but it's certainly a worthwhile investment! You change the oil and filter on your car regularly, I like to think of this as my little bit of maintenance I can do to keep my PC running well ;)

The Error Guy
06-07-2012, 09:34 PM
MSSE doesn't bog down on my system, but then again, it is relatively up there, esp in the "Home PC" department.

A full scan is rather redundant though unless you really think you need it. The active protection monitors any new files, any untrusted files that open and files in directories that are opened.


I have run it overnight before, a shed tonne of files, not sure on final time length though

PPp
06-07-2012, 11:20 PM
Under the settings tab what is the percentage of CPU to be used?

Agent_24
06-07-2012, 11:49 PM
I would say it is on track having done 111 million files.

x2

I have barely 1 million on this machine across over 2.5TB

How the heck did you manage to get 100+ million files??

mikebartnz
07-07-2012, 12:04 AM
x2

I have barely 1 million on this machine across over 2.5TB

How the heck did you manage to get 100+ million files??
Probably 100m could be deleted.

kahawai chaser
07-07-2012, 12:42 AM
Probably also scans items that can make up files, i.e. binary numbers, registry items, keys, entries, etc. I once had a single log file (.txt) that accumulated over 3 years with over 40, 000 items. Did you run/clean with the latest version of ccleaner beforehand?

mikebartnz
07-07-2012, 01:05 AM
Probably also scans items that can make up files, i.e. binary numbers, registry items, keys, entries, etc. I once had a single log file (.txt) that accumulated over 3 years with over 40, 000 items. Did you run/clean with the latest version of ccleaner beforehand?
Was it ever useful to you.:dogeye:

fred_fish
07-07-2012, 01:22 AM
You can never do too much logging :)

BBCmicro
07-07-2012, 08:33 PM
You can never do too much logging :)
Yes, and Windows gives you a pat on the back if you do a good job of it. When the number of events gets high (over 100,000 currently for me) Windows rewards you with an exclamation mark

inphinity
07-07-2012, 09:15 PM
Original series Athlon64 with over 100*million* files?? No wonder it takes forever!

Agent_24
07-07-2012, 10:39 PM
If those are all temporary files, give it a run though with CCleaner