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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:14 PM

Curious: how long should a scan for malware spyware etc take??

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Reply Curious: how long should a scan for malware spyware etc take?? (Original post)
a kennedy Sep 9 OP
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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:16 PM

1. The file search depends on

1. how many files
2. file size or disk in use
3. file type.
4. type of disk or SSD.
5. the type of search specified.

Some file types might be investigated more deeply than others.

Could be 10 mins, could be 2 hours, imho. Sorry for the wide range of answers.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:17 PM

2. Depends on what you're using and what's on your computer.

I just scanned mine and it took maybe 5 minutes. I don't think there's any way to say without more info.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. While we are here, a small suggestion

1. Make an additional account on your computer. Make sure this new account is "Admin" type (administrator).

2. never use this account unless needed by a computer repair person.

The reason is, if your admin main account goes bad, this new account is ready to go.

Once again, Graphite AS near Dane County Humane Society is the place for pro, timely and gracious answers. You might want to check their services and sign up.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 02:22 PM

4. Well ok then, ran a FULL scan of my computer, it only took 4.5 HOURS!!!!

computer had over 22,230 files!!!!!!! Yikes. And NO viruses.

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