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MSE Quick Scan Took 15 Minutes


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debodun

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It used to take about 2 minutes to do an MSE Quick Scan. A few months ago it started to take about 6 minutes. Both scanned about 72000 files. Today it took 15 minutes and only scanned 40000 files. What's going on?


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To speed up a scan, uninstall unnecessary programs, clean out temporary files, temporarily disable any other real-time protection tools, close all open programs and do not use the computer during the scan.


"In reality, these manual scans aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. You can generally ignore your antivirus and it will do its job in the background without any help from you, only alerting you when it finds a problem."

"In other words, you don’t need to run manual scans because your antivirus has already checked every file for malware as it arrived. It’s also aware of all the software running on your system. Your antivirus program doesn’t need you to click a button — it’s already doing the work."

"Your antivirus probably already runs its own manual scans, anyway. Antiviruses generally run system scans in the background once a week without interrupting you."


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Thanks for the encouraging words, zep.


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It also wouldn't hurt to check the health of your drive (at least if it's an HDD) with something like SeaTools for Windows (and even though that's a Seagate product, it works just fine on many brands).  If the manufacturer of your HDD has its own health checker software then use that.

 

Just something else to be thorough and to put your mind at ease or to indicate you need to take action before the drive fails.  Either way, it's information you can put to good use.


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Could it be because I have not installed the monthly patches since last September?


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