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Kudos0

Full System Scan - Run Time?

I recently scheduled a Full System Scan to be run daily.  The first 3 scans each covered almost a million files and ran a little more than 40 minutes.  The fourth scan covered fewer than half a million files and ran only about 3 minutes.  What could explain the dramatic difference on the fourth scan?

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Kudos0

Re: Full System Scan - Run Time?

Hi BladeRunner714,

Welcome to the Norton CommunityForums!

What could explain the dramatic difference on the fourth scan?

No new virus definitions released between the third and fourth scan, which therefore skipped files already scanned and scanned only changed or new files.

You can check in your Norton product ˃ History | LiveUpdate the date and time it received the last virus defs release.

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Kudos0

Re: Full System Scan - Run Time?

Thanks for your help.

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