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scan length and sparse bundles
« on: April 08, 2015, 05:25:18 AM »
Hey, Sorry but I'm new to Avast.  Running my first full scan and so far its taken 33 hrs and running.  It went fairly quickly until it hit /Volumes/Data/Macintosh.sparsebundle/bands/#

How long should a full scan take?  Is this normal with sparse bundle's?  Should I or should I not be scanning these?


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Re: scan length and sparse bundles
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 04:08:57 PM »
There is no way to tell how long a full scan takes.
There are many variables.
Some are:
- System speed
- Other things running
- File sizes
- Files compressed or not
- Settings for the scan
and many more.

The sparsebundle folder can be very large.
If I understood it correctly, you can remove it without causing any problems.
Perhaps removing it (or at least emptying it) before running the scan is helping.

As I am not a expert on mac's don't take my word for it but do some research I would say, or wait till someone else joins and help you out.


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Re: scan length and sparse bundles
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 05:29:58 AM »
Thanks for this!

I don't even know what sparse bundles are... except a good rock band name....

I don't know how to 'empty' them.   I guess I have to do some googling....

Thanks again.