Windows Defender Scan Times

  RobCharles1981 00:43 29 Apr 2006
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When I'm using Windows Defenda on the Quick Scan Time it takes about 10 mins, when I select the full scan it takes over 2 and a half hours too scan my whole pc why is this ?

  Skills 01:18 29 Apr 2006

The full scan scans all files on your PC whereas the quick scan only scans certain areas such as the registry

  RobCharles1981 10:58 29 Apr 2006

Anymore suggestions from anyone ??

  Meshuga 11:03 29 Apr 2006

Hi Rob,it is as Skills has said. On a full scan it will scan everything on your pc and the time it takes depends on how much data on your pc. On mine it takes half hour for full scan but I dont have a lot on.

  Pine Man 12:24 29 Apr 2006

I have about 280,000 files on my PC, according to my AV, and when I run a full scan on Defender it takes just under an hour.

  vinnyT 12:50 29 Apr 2006

Also, some files take longer to scan, esp. games and video files, so if you have lots of games and/or movie files on your pc, it will take much longer to scan.

  powerless 13:04 29 Apr 2006

According to WD I have just over 1.5 million files
and it takes 1.5 hours!

However I usually do a FULL scan once a month and it finds nothing. A QUICK scan every other time and that also finds nothing.

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