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Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:38:53 PM »
At this rate 2+ hrs.  A full scan takes about 47 minutes. 

Is is scanning the other second HD as well?

Thanks for the advice and apologies if this has been covered.

(Sorry for the duplicate--the site froze and two posts were present.)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2014, 05:07:14 PM by dagrev »

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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2014, 06:09:36 PM »
The smart scan If I recall from the brief write up is it does all scans and some other checks also.

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Integrated all on demand scans into one (Antivirus, Software updates, Home Network, GrimeFighter). One scan, different results and recommendations.

So it is highly likely to take some time, though I would consider 2+ hours excessive.

Personally I have no use of this so called Smart Scan - after all on-demand scans are likely to be scanning files that would either be dormant or inert. The files I'm concerned with are active files, which the on-access File System Shield would scan if active.
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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2014, 08:13:05 PM »
Thanks.  I'm not sure why one would need to run all of those at once either.  And at that rate I could run them separately and it would be faster it seems.  It's not something I would normally run, but was curious about it and noticed it was very slow.  At least for me.
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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2014, 11:06:25 PM »

The Smart Scan I started this evening just lasted 3 minutes.
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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 01:38:43 AM »
Interesting.  Something definitely off here then.

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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 03:40:54 PM »

The Smart Scan I started this evening just lasted 3 minutes.
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Interesting.  Something definitely off here then.

A lot would depend on the users system, how many hard drives and the amount of data, etc.

Also if you don't have a network setup or some other things which would otherwise be included in the scan (don't have GrimeFighter, etc.), they would all have an impact. If you continue to use your system, browsing, etc. whilst the scan is running.

But I don't believe all that should take it from minutes to hours - given what your individual scan times were previously.
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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 03:44:20 PM »
Do you've changed something in the Smart-Scan settings?

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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 04:06:31 PM »
Do you've changed something in the Smart-Scan settings?


If your question was for me: I didn't change the settings.

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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2014, 06:47:04 PM »
Do you've changed something in the Smart-Scan settings?
If your question was for me: I didn't change the settings.

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No, it was for dagrev.

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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 08:55:21 PM »
No, I haven't changed anything setting-wise and not sure if you can for this.  I have two HDs: C has 198Gb, an extra partition having 164Gb, and a 2nd HD with 324Gb (most of this is snapshots from AX64).
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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2014, 09:53:44 PM »
I'm sure you have already thought of this but...have you tried a repair?
Control Panel>Uninstall a Program>double click "avast">click "repair">reboot.
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Re: Smart Scan- Why does it take a long time?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 02:13:30 AM »
No I haven't, but this was an issue in the betas and I was hoping this release would help this.  But I'll give that a go and see what happens.