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Title: avast scan times
Post by: amtojsingh88 on May 13, 2011, 03:45:06 PM
hey i am a new avast user.
i wanted to know what is the normal full system scan time for avast free antivirus ?
i think mine is taking a bit too long :(
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: dns on May 13, 2011, 03:56:37 PM
no one can give you a specific time schedule for a scan, because it depends on 2 things:
- system resources
- size of data which you scan with avast!

but i can give you an average time for a scan if you will give me the information needed for a decent answer.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: CraigB on May 13, 2011, 04:00:25 PM
Scanning speed will be different for everyone depending on your processor and how much stuff is stored on your system that avast is scanning, dont play with the default setting's and it shouldn't be too bad.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: ben3236 on May 14, 2011, 05:53:49 PM
Well.If you choose quick scan your scan will be completed faster.Big ram or processor - Faster Scans.
My pc has 1 gb and the quick scan completes in about 3 mins and scans up to 100.000 files and folders.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: Gargamel360 on May 14, 2011, 06:15:09 PM
hey i am a new avast user.
Might be this is your first scan on a new install of Avast! you speak of?  If it is, Avast! has likely not populated its cache yet.  Once it has filled it up, subsequent scans are faster.  Avast!'s initial populating of the cache might also be part of the reason it is slow.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: arcejs on May 14, 2011, 07:47:38 PM
I dont take time of the avast scanns, but dont worry, avast have one of the fastest scann compared with other antivirus ;)
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: Nesivos on May 14, 2011, 07:53:38 PM
Scanning times even for a specific computer and a specific scan can vary quite a bit depending on whether you have other programs running at the time, what they programs are doing, how much page memory you using, etc.

Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: DavidR on May 15, 2011, 05:03:44 PM
Well there is little point in continuing with the topic until the OP comes back with information.

System Spec
Scan being done
Data being scanned.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: MikeBCda on May 15, 2011, 09:04:29 PM
On my system (details in my sig), a full system scan including default packers and PUPs of 10-11 gigs takes about 10-12 minutes, depending on how many changes there have been since the last scan which would require updating the persistent cache (I keep both caches active).  Allowing for my admittedly low RAM, that's probably reasonably consistent with other users' experiences.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: danny96 on May 15, 2011, 09:44:46 PM
hey i am a new avast user.
i wanted to know what is the normal full system scan time for avast free antivirus ?
i think mine is taking a bit too long :(
If you want to have scan completed fast and your computer is fast then set scan priority to high.
Title: Re: avast scan times
Post by: MikeBCda on May 15, 2011, 10:50:30 PM
One other suggestion, it does say somewhere (help files, maybe) that scanning is usually faster if you defrag first.