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Kudos0

Full System Scan Now Has HUGE Difference in # of Items Scanned

Returning from a Thanksgiving trip on Friday, I ran a “Full System Scan” on my Windows 10 OS desktop PC – and the results were:

Scan Time: 0:04:36:56

Total Items Scanned: 6,145,785

Total Security Risks Detected: 0

That is pretty typical for me.

Then today, Saturday, November 26, 2016 after quite a few Norton Updates, but NO other Setting changes or file deletions, I happened to run it again – with MARKEDLY different results:

Scan Time: 0:00:29:34

Total Items Scanned: 680,338

Total Security Risks: 0

I repeated it again, after another Update, with very similar results of the markedly faster and fewer items scanned.

This does not seem right to me.  Why would there be a four hour difference and a 5.5 MILLION items scan change on a "Full System Scan" run in less than 24 hours?

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Kudos0

Re: Full System Scan Now Has HUGE Difference in # of Items Scanned

If an Insight Scan has been run particularly using the drop down menu for All Files, Norton will then only scan new or changed files.

That's why subsequent scans are normally quicker.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Full System Scan Now Has HUGE Difference in # of Items Scanned

Hi dmhlt_4-48:

I I were you, I would:

  • close all running browsers -> clean up those temporary files via ccleaner;
  • disable "Compressed File Scan" temporarily;
  • perform the full scan in Windows' Safe Mode instead. 

For more info, you may Chat with Norton Support.

Please post back if this or any other comment solves your problem. THX...

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)

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