Scan runs too long in Windows XP

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by English Teacher, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. English Teacher

    English Teacher Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have a problem with NOD32 V4 which is that the scans take far too long.

    I started a FULL scan this morning and now I have canceled it as it was only 67% completed and had been scanning for just over 7, yes SEVEN hours!!! I ran a SMART scan and that was over two hours. (I ran it while I was doing the shopping :p )

    Even my previous AV didn't take that long. What can I do to make it go faster?

    Thanks in advance!!

    ET

    My computer is a Windows XP PRO with SP2. 512MB RAM 80 GB Hard Drive with Pent 4 3Ghz

    AV: NOD32 v4 TRIAL, AS: SpywareBlaster, Spybot, Malware AntiBytes. Firewall: Online Armor
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Try disabling archives / sfx archives. Maybe your previous antivirus didn't support as many archive types as ESET does and thus scanned less files in total.
     
  3. English Teacher

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    Excuse me for asking but where do I have to go to do you do that?
    And if you do that, isn't there a risk from an infected archive?
     
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