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Why does it take more than 8 hours for a full scan?

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Re: Full scan

Hi there,

Scan times depends upon the size of your RAM , Hard drive and also relatively to the number of programs installed on the PC relatively .  Kindly let us know the below information so as to help you ;

What operating system ?

RAM size  ?

Hard drive capacity –

You can get all the above information by the following steps ;

Click on Start

Right click on Computer , and click on Properties (If you are using Windows XP , it would be My Computer)

Open McAfee Security center and click on About , let us know ;

McAfee Security center

Version :

Aff id :

McAfee Virus scan :

Version :

DAT :

Thanks,

Re: Full scan

Hi Jai,

Please see below.

Thank you,

Rich

Scan times depends upon the size of your RAM , Hard drive and also relatively to the number of programs installed on the PC relatively .  Kindly let us know the below information so as to help you ;

What operating system ?   XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3

RAM size  ? 2 GB

Hard drive capacity – 300GB

You can get all the above information by the following steps ;

Click on Start

Right click on Computer , and click on Properties (If you are using Windows XP , it would be My Computer)

, let us know ;

Version : 10.5

Aff id : 636

McAfee Virus scan :

Version :14.5

DAT : 6530

Thanks,

RichP


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Re: Full scan

Hi Rich,

Do you have any zipped contents inside your hard drive ?  Also,  do you have the option for Scan using Minimal resources enabled within McAfee security center ?

Can you let us know if the McAfee scan stops or seems halted at any particular location ??

Please find the steps to enable Scan using Minimal resources

  1. Double-click the M icon in your taskbar.
  2. From McAfee SecurityCenter, expand Virus and Spyware Protection.
  3. Click Scan Your PC.
  4. On the Scan Your PC page, click Run a custom scan.
  5. Under Settings, deselect Scan using minimal resources.

    NOTE: 2011 customers must open the Customize Your Scan drawer, then select Scan using minimal resources.

When you disable Scan Using Minimal Computer Resources, your scan speed should increase.

Regards,