How much time your av takes to scan?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by COMPYPY, Dec 13, 2011.

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  1. COMPYPY

    COMPYPY Registered Member

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    Please post your scan time taken by your av to scan full system

    IF yuo can please post:

    1.... Name of your antivirus product
    2.....Name of your operating system
    3....Amount of data scanned
    4....Time taken by av to scan
    5....Post screenshot if you can.....


    My av scan result
    1...Avast internet security
    2...Windows ultimate 32
    3.... 38.1 GB
    4....25.03 seconds ( ist scan and second scan took 18 minutes)

    5.. http://imagenic.net/viewer.php?file=pd4irawpmuyhzrwlu7v4.png
     
  2. ams963

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    1. Webroot SecureAnywhere
    2. Win XP 32
    3. 20351 files (14.2 GB)
    4. 1 min
     
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  3. risl

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    1. Dr.Web antivirus
    2. Win7 64
    3. Total 123285266947 bytes (114.818352 GB) in 121991 files scanned (413343 objects)
    4. Scan time is 00:18:52
     
  4. pbust

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    This exercise is pointless as it is comparing apples to oranges. The scan times will vary greatly depending on the type of files you are scanning, not the amount of GB's scanned. For example its not the same if you're scanning a bunch of compressed archives vs a bunch of files with whitelisted digital signatures vs a bunch of non-signed runtime packed files which trigger a deeper scan with the heuristic engine.

    If you want to compare scan times at least normalize the type of data scanned, like for example scanning the %WinDir% folder. It still won't be apples to apples as each user's %WinDir% will be different from the next, but at least it will be a little more comparable.
     
  5. ams963

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    yeah you're right.......but hey it's great fun :D .....
     
  6. pbust

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    Don't get me wrong I'm all for it even though we (PCAV) will be one of the slowest due to the strong reliance on cloud-scanning. But at least make it meaningful.
     
  7. ALiasEX

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    Surely different hardware will make a difference too.
     
  8. Brocke

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    well most AV's can use Dual Core to speed up times, while single cores will lack alittle.
     
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  10. J_L

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    Factor in cache, and this becomes even less useful.
     
  11. Noob

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    Maybe he meant 25 minutes but wrote it incorrectly :D
     
  12. NAMOR

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    Unless he edited his post I think he meant Minutes.Seconds for 25.03 seconds
     
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