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Offline BlitzenZeus

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Scanning of CD drives
« on: June 22, 2004, 08:12:08 AM »
When I was browsing some CDs to copy a few files it took forever as Avast was polling the drive to scan some files, and even causing explorer to hang as the hardware was not responding in time with the information.  So for now I've added my cd-rom drives to the exclusion list, and this has not been an issue anymore.

There has to be a better, and safer way to do this.  While you can't clean optical media, I would still like it to scan them, but in a lesser/quicker mode if even possible.  Am I missing some obvious setting in the resident scanner?

XP Pro SP2 RC2(Clean install #2149, non-public build)
Duron 1.2ghz, 100mhz FSB, 512mb Ram
48x CD-RW
(Yes, I know I need to upgrade one of these days)
The HD, and CD drive are on different IDE channels so that is not an issue.

Thank you for your time 8)
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Re:Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2004, 05:28:12 PM »
What are your settings of the Standard Shield resident provider?

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Re:Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004, 06:57:38 PM »
Custom - Based off of the high setting

It not scanning every file, but its scanning files with selected extensions.  I'm not noticing much of any slowdown from my hd from the scanning.  Basically all the options are enabled, except for scanning every file.
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Re:Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2004, 07:11:27 PM »
I think the slow down of CD could be related to the specific files (extensions) that you have there and not too many in the HDD.
Other strong reason: CD read access is extremelly slower compared to HDD.
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Re:Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2004, 06:35:17 AM »
I think the slow down of CD could be related to the specific files (extensions) that you have there and not too many in the HDD.
Other strong reason: CD read access is extremelly slower compared to HDD.

Well those were things which I considered when I put them in the exemptions list.  Currently if I feel like it, I will manually scan the CD, but this level of scanning has little to no impact on my HD at all so its staying there.
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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005, 04:01:25 AM »
I cannot scan blank CD's.  In fact, it doesn't even detect that there is a CD in the drive.  I even switched CD's and it still does not detect the presence of a disk.  Where is the problem?

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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2005, 04:20:13 AM »
BlitzenZeus,
speed also depends on what cable(s) you have the drive and de cdrom. On seperate cables is a little faster.
It also depends on the mode that the drives run in and what kind of connection the drives have (eg ide, scsi etc)

harlemnocturn,
there is no problem. A blank cd doesn't have any info on it. Not even a 'mbr'. So there is nothing to scan. In fact there is not even info on possible files to scan.

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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005, 03:21:50 AM »
Thanks for the reply; however, as someone who completed A+ training, one does have to scan blank media for viruses.  After all, they are made by people.

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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2005, 03:36:02 AM »
Thanks for the reply; however, as someone who completed A+ training, one does have to scan blank media for viruses.  After all, they are made by people.

But it's blank ................ nothing on it! 

No file system ............. nothing to read ............ not formatted  ........... nothing there!
« Last Edit: January 25, 2005, 03:38:23 AM by inthewildteam »
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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2005, 04:07:12 AM »
Thanks for the reply; however, as someone who completed A+ training, one does have to scan blank media for viruses.  After all, they are made by people.

But it's blank ................ nothing on it! 

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I think the intonation is that 'people' are not nice and cannot be relied upon (sad but true) a 'doctored' CD in a new pack perhaps!


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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2005, 04:27:19 AM »
Blank cd's are just that .......... empty

« Last Edit: January 25, 2005, 04:30:36 AM by inthewildteam »
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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2005, 04:31:19 AM »
Then it will have a file system and be readable. 

Exactly and a possible 'bug'

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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2005, 04:39:31 AM »
Walker

I think my reply at the time you specified said "Blank cd's are just that .......... empty"
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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2005, 04:42:03 AM »
Walker

I think my reply at the time you specified said "Blank cd's are just that .......... empty"


Unfortunately not  8) taking into account the tyoing time (I'm slow  :-\ ) I quoted your message before you edited  ;)

[edit] I'm 'slow' and 'bad' at  typing, I've noticed  :) [/edit]
« Last Edit: January 25, 2005, 04:46:15 AM by Walker »

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Re: Scanning of CD drives
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2005, 04:47:50 AM »
Lets take it to the mods to decide, they have the server logs after all
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