On demand scan differences

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by TomFace, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. TomFace

    TomFace Registered Member

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    I have my Smart Security set up to scan every day ay 2AM-did not mess with the settings-why then would it scan 394 (and some) thousand files one day and only 144 thousand the next day? I just started using Eset SS4 around the first of the year-so maybe I am not aware as of yet...:blink:
     
  2. Woodgiant

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    Hello Tomface
    Has your PC been closed down or does it run 24 / 7.Why I ask is because if you run a Scan, ( and you Pc has not been closed) and after some time run a scan agin, you will see fewer files scanned and therefore a shorter scantime.
    I have just run a smartscan. Files: 315010, time 20:11 .....Second round: Files:100830 Time. 01:57 seconds.

    Best Regards

    Woodgiant.
     
  3. TomFace

    TomFace Registered Member

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    WoodG,

    We run 24 x 7-and what you say makes sense-but I had 3 days straight where the numbers were within spitting...I run in-depth scans-so they should take about 1h 45 mins (hence running them at off hours-I usually don't wake up till 4AM-late I know)
    1/17/2011 1:56:25 PM Operating memory;A:\Boot sector;A:\;C:\Boot sector;C:\:D:\Boot sector:D:\ 394716 0 0 Completed
    1/17/2011 2:00:47 AM Operating memory;A:\Boot sector;A:\;C:\Boot sector;C:\:D:\Boot sector:D:\ 396839 0 0 Completed
    1/16/2011 2:00:10 AM Operating memory;A:\Boot sector;A:\;C:\Boot sector;C:\:D:\Boot sector:D:\ 396298 0 0 Completed
    1/15/2011 2:00:06 AM Operating memory;A:\Boot sector;A:\;C:\Boot sector;C:\:D:\Boot sector:D:\ 396180 0 0 Completed

    So.....(I think this system transcribed my "D" sectors into smiley faces..go figure)
     
  4. Marcos

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    Perhaps the best would be to enable logging of all scanned files and then compare scan logs to find out the difference.
     
  5. TomFace

    TomFace Registered Member

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    Marcos-come to think of it, I do have logging enabled-will take a look at them-it happened again this morning (only 144551 scanned 2AM-just finished another scan-just for laughs-and it scanned 398512 files) I also deleted the daily scan I built in scheduler and rebuilt it just to be sure.

    Thanks for the help....


    Tom(Face)
     
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