How long should AVG (free) take to do a full scan?

  WhenHeavenTouchesEarth 18:42 25 Oct 2005

It scanned approx 314,000 files and took 4 hrs 52 mins! Is that about right?!

  trackrat 1 18:46 25 Oct 2005

Was this a first scan?.
Mine scans 125000 and takes between 25 - 30 minutes.
4 hours 52 mins seems excessive.

  WhenHeavenTouchesEarth 18:47 25 Oct 2005

This was not a 1st. I perform a check every day.

  trackrat 1 18:48 25 Oct 2005

Just a thought how powerful is your computer as when I did a friends recently (it had four viruses on it ) ir took 2 hours to do the scan and that was an AMD 200 xp processor with 256mb ram.

  WhenHeavenTouchesEarth 18:51 25 Oct 2005

I have an Athlon 2800+, 1gb RAM, 2x 120gb HDDs (with 8mb cache), video card has no bearing on a virus scan so I'll leave that out :)

  trackrat 1 18:57 25 Oct 2005

My second computer is a AMD 3000+ with 1gb ram and that takes about 20 mins to scan.
Post your question on this forum and they should be able to help you.
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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:00 25 Oct 2005

A lot will depend on the scan settings

my AV can be set for smart scan, normal scan, thorough scan.

  johnnyrocker 19:02 25 Oct 2005

42 mins since last update with 43% of a 120 gig hd free.


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