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mcuser999 Newcomer 25 posts since
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Feb 18, 2013 10:47 AM

McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Patch 3 Super fast?

Well, I just installed McAfee VSE 8.8 (Patch 3) on my workstation, and I could not believe the FULL scanning performance.

I have a 280GB Hardrive with 3GB of RAM in it.


It took the scanner to scan all my system files in just 5 to 8minutes.

When I was running VSE 8.7i (Patch 4), it took around 22 minutes for a full entire scan.

I was impressed.


However, I do not have alot of programs installed on my workstation, so I guess that has alot to do with that too.


My full scan settings are:






So is it true that v8.8 has much much faster scanning perfomances than v8.7?


It scanned 126085 items in 5 minutes.  System Utilization is set to LOW.


Here are some attached files of my scanning settings. There must be something wrong here. Its impossible to scan 126085 items in 5 minutes.


Message was edited by: mcuser999 on 2/18/13 10:47:36 AM CST
  • Tristan Veteran 790 posts since
    Dec 8, 2009
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    1. Feb 18, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to mcuser999)
    Re: McAfee VirusScan 8.8 Patch 3 Super fast? you have the scan cache enabled?


    Within the VirusScan Console: Tools -> General Options -> Global Scan Settings tab


    Basically VSE 8.8 remebers what files have been scanned previously and only scans new and changed files. I think the cache is cleared after every reboot.

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