Progress Bar duing scanning

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v3 Beta Forum' started by nodHead, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. nodHead

    nodHead Registered Member

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    I'm totally confused by it to be honest.

    Started a scan (indepth) and the progress bar goes from 0% to about 40% in two seconds. Yet the rest of the scan (two HDD's total files stores = 700GiB) takes a good 20 minutes. What gives? o_O
     
  2. Marcos

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    This reminds me a similar problem with my old Win98. The installation was quite slow until 98% when it said 2 minutes remaining. However, those 2 minutes were actually 10-20 secs :)

    The progress percentage is calculated based on the number of scanned files. We cannot estimate quickly how much time it will take advanced heuristics to emulate particular files. For instance, a folder with txt files would be scanned in seconds whilst a folder with exe files might take minutes or hours to be scanned completely.
     
  3. nodHead

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    Perhaps the calculation can be done differently? I don't know, but it's just a little confusing seeing the progress bar move from 0% to 40% just like that. Anyway its no showstopper and it doesn't really matter. Just something that I found a bit odd. Thanks for taking the time to reply! :thumb:
     
  4. nodHead

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    Uploaded a video of the behavior to Rapidshare.

    Just doesn't seem right to me. Still. :oops:
     
  5. nodyforever

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    my on scan

    0-4-11-13-33

    my two scan

    0-5-33

    my tree scan

    0-33
     
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