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Offline pinnacle

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Suggestion: Scan Speed
« on: March 05, 2010, 05:28:54 AM »
I hope that the scan speed gets juiced up a bit the full scan seems to lose steam as it goes along.

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 06:33:55 AM »
i think it depends on your rig, mine goes pretty fast.

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 10:03:13 AM »
Hi,
On 4.8 on a full scan,it took about 15 mins.Now,using Avast5,it takes 40 to 45 mins.Nothing has been downloaded,in fact,I've taken a lot of photos off computer recently,so why the giant increase in full scan?

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 10:06:15 AM »
Hi,
On 4.8 on a full scan,it took about 15 mins.Now,using Avast5,it takes 40 to 45 mins.Nothing has been downloaded,in fact,I've taken a lot of photos off computer recently,so why the giant increase in full scan?

In v4.8 was the "full scan" done archive unpacking enabled or disabled? The Full Scan in v5 has archive unpacking enabled (you may disable it in the scan's settings).
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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 10:08:36 AM »
Thanks for that quick reply,will check when I get back.
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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 10:20:51 AM »
Wow,what a dirrerence.Checked your advice,and now full scan has gone down to3.29 Minutes,from about 40.Thats much more user friendly.Many thanks
Desi

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 10:24:07 AM »
3:29? That sounds little too fast to believe... although most of the contents of the hard drive might have been already cached in memory from the previous scans.
How much data is there on the HD?

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 10:25:53 AM »
Dont know enough about computers to answer that,but I unchecked the box about persistent cache in settings.

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 06:48:23 PM »
well it worked vlk, scans with Avast Internet Security were before your suggestion to disable archive unpacking were averaging 35-39 minutes on the average. Now with Avast Internet Security on Steroids its down to an incredible 6 miniutes and 44 seconds on amount of data tested of 24.61 MB  ZOOM......ZOOM

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Re: Suggestion: Scan Speed
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 05:38:25 PM »
I dont see the option to disable archives in the settings. It only appears "Actions,Performance, report file, exclusions, scheduling ", i am using free version
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