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Offline Avaster654457

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Most effective way to speed up scans
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:32:06 PM »
I have the most thorough scan settings when i can my system drive which i am fine with

However whenever i periodically scan my entire system (all my drives) which have a lot of files it takes five hours or more.

So what is the best way to reduce this running time without making the avast scanner not effective; as in i want to balance speed with thoroughness?

Which options should i select or de-select; like "Scan whole file" and "scan all files" etc

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Re: Most effective way to speed up scans
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 05:38:54 PM »
Dont scan archives

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Re: Most effective way to speed up scans
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 08:07:04 PM »
Leave the default settings alone. :)
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Re: Most effective way to speed up scans
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 09:15:40 PM »
For on demand scan u can set exceptions for some files such as .txt, .log, .ttf (font files), some graphics extensions such as .ico, .gif, etc. u can set exceptions for some pack files .rar, .zip (as Pondus wrote) anyway some viruses masked under two suffix for ex. eicar.com.txt choose wisely

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Re: Most effective way to speed up scans
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 03:41:16 AM »
I was hoping for a bit more of a technically response to be honest

I don't have any rar/zip files on my non system disk so i doubt that is the issue; nor would i want to simply skip-over files that could be infected

What about the "Scan whole file" and "scan all files" settings; which is slower vs faster and are they "90% as good" or only 25% as thorough"