Deep scan slowing down

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Banger696, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Banger696

    Banger696 Registered Member

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    Hi

    My machines have a scheduled deep scan once a week and the scan used to complete in 30 minutes, now it takes 45. Is this due to the amount of signatures loaded in Nod32 EAV V3.0.684?

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  2. Rmuffler

    Rmuffler Former Eset Moderator

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    Hello Banger696,

    There are a lot of varibles that can cause a scan to take longer. Has anything changed or been added to your machine lately?

    Thank you,
    Richard
     
  3. Banger696

    Banger696 Registered Member

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    Not really apart from some driver updates, windows updates and software updates. This is happening on more than one machine.
     
  4. SmackyTheFrog

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    If you added a compressed archives to your system recently (zips, cabs, rars, etc) those can greatly increase scan time, since they need to be deflated to be scanned. If you also have larger installer files or runtime packers sitting around, those will be executed and scanned in a protected memory space which is a resource-intensive process that may be increasing scan time. The uninstaller files for windows updates and services packs can qualify as both, which may explain the increased scan time.
     
  5. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Windows updates will pack up backups when updating.
     
  6. Banger696

    Banger696 Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone, not a problem more of a query. :)
     
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