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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: REDACTED on September 26, 2014, 01:11:18 PM

Title: Inconsistent scan times
Post by: REDACTED on September 26, 2014, 01:11:18 PM
The PCs on our network have hardware and software configurations that are highly similar by design.  However, I have found the times required for a full system virus scan by Avast to be quite inconsistent.  Is there a reason for this?
Title: Re: Inconsistent scan times
Post by: Eddy on September 26, 2014, 01:44:43 PM
Each system is different therefore scan times will be different too.
Even a little difference in temperature(s) can make scan times different.
Title: Re: Inconsistent scan times
Post by: Para-Noid on September 26, 2014, 05:40:47 PM
Also frequency of scans, use of the persistent cache, scan settings and how often a file is accessed
are all factors. Once a file is in the cache that file will not be scanned again unless it was accessed.
The file shield will scan the file upon opening. Your full system scan will run it again during the next scan.
Then that file won't be scanned again until it is accessed again.