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Unread 13-04-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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Microsoft Security Essentials taking too long time to scan full computer

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I am scanning my PC daily with the Microsoft Security Essentials. It is taking too long time to scan full computer. The average time duration is around 3 hours. Why it takes so much time?
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials taking too long time to scan full computer

It depends on the amount of files you have. If you've got a lot of files on your hard drive, it will take a long time to scan through them all. You shouldn't need to do a full scan every day, a quick scan is sufficient and maybe a full scan every couple of weeks. You could also maybe try another anti-virus and see how long it takes to do a full scan.
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials taking too long time to scan full computer

Well first of all why are you scanning your PC for viruses on daily basis?I don't see a reason for daily virus scan for the PC and as far as the scanning goes,the full scan feature would obviously take a long time because it scans all the files in your PC,so more the amount of files stored on your PC,more is the time required to Scan.
I would recommend you to Scan the PC on 1-2 weeks time at most and if you are planing for daily scan then go for the quick scan.
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials taking too long time to scan full computer

I think your PC HDD has so much space and that’s why the antivirus is taking too much time to scan.
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