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Old 08-22-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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When I ran my anti-virus this morning, [AVG] there were over 48,000 scanned objects, taking 35 minutes, [on narrow band, don't want or need broadband] to complete the scan.
How does this compare with other members, remembering that I don't do many d/loads, none of which are music, mine is a very simple system, only one HD etc.
I know how to delete temporary files, would this make a substantial difference if I did this?

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Old 08-22-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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I use symantec Antivirus. Took me 30 mins. I scanned about 150k miles. Remember I DLed a lot. I also have a lot of programs and log pretty much everything.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:27 AM   #3
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I use symantec Antivirus. Took me 30 mins. I scanned about 150k miles. Remember I DLed a lot. I also have a lot of programs and log pretty much everything.
Exactly, Nik, the amount you had scanned is understandable, given your circumstances, but not I think, in my case, It will be interesting to see what others say on this matter,

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Old 08-22-2005, 09:47 AM   #4
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I use AntiVir Xp. Took me under 15 min. Dont know how many files, but about 50GB to give u some kind of idea.
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When I ran my anti-virus this morning, [AVG] there were over 48,000 scanned objects, taking 35 minutes, [on narrow band, don't want or need broadband] to complete the scan.
How does this compare with other members, remembering that I don't do many d/loads, none of which are music, mine is a very simple system, only one HD etc.
I know how to delete temporary files, would this make a substantial difference if I did this?

Maurice

hmmmm *Scratchs head*

Thats strange...kinda like the same with me, but little diffrent... tho
..35 minutes! ...Unusual...

What about doc's? Do you have many of them? programs...

How about...do you defrag much? or do you do that at all?
That might help?


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Old 08-22-2005, 01:56 PM   #6
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Maurice, if u have lot's of .zip or .rar files it will increase the time because it unpacks the files and then scans them, atleast my anti-virus does.
I have none of either, I uninstalled both Winzip & Winrar when I got a new desktop, but thanks anyway.
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hmmmm *Scratchs head*

Thats strange...kinda like the same with me, but little diffrent... tho
..35 minutes! ...Unusual...

What about doc's? Do you have many of them? programs...

How about...do you defrag much? or do you do that at all?
That might help?


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Old 08-22-2005, 05:56 PM   #8
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I ahve AVG but i haven't run it for a while, I will do and let you know
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i have norton...and it usually takes to long for me so i just run it overnight or sumthing...really don't take that long prolly like 30 min...but when im at my computer i like doing things but i gotta clean my room now so ill do it and report back
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Yea all my important stuff happens between the hours of 2:30 AM and 12:00 PM on weekdays when chances are i'm not on the computer. Doing the summer or on vacation I spread it out. I do virus scan one day spyone one day update the next.
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