3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 23, 2011 8:15 AM by JaiPrakash

    Full scan

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

        • 1. Re: Full scan
          JaiPrakash

          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,

           

          • 2. 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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            • 3. Re: Full scan
              JaiPrakash

              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,