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Kudos0

How do I see the progress of my scan?

When I was using Kapersky, everytime the pop up would show up announcing it was conducting a full system scan I could click on the pop up and view the scan in progress. This way I could see the progress and get a sense of how much longer the scan was going to take. I could also just open up the dashboard and click on scans and it would show me the scan currently in progress.

How do I do this with Norton Security?

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

Norton does not have a scan progress indicator. There have been suggestions made over the years in the Product Suggestions forum board. I did a quick search, and here is the latest one I could find.  Maybe you can add your thoughts to that thread.

https://community.norton.com/en/forums/scan-does-not-have-progress-bar

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

Hello

You could schedule the full system scan at a time when you won't be using the computer like overnight while you are sleeping. I think if you do a manual full system scan, you can watch the scan in progress..

Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

......and it would show me the scan currently in progress.

To watch the scheduled full scan,  open Norton Security main UI > Security > Scans | tick Custom scan and then click go. In the Scans window click  at the right of Full System Scan, and the running scan should appear.

Hope this helps. 

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

I think the OP is looking for a progress bar. Now, all we can watch is what file is being scanned. Gives no idea of how long the scan is going to take.

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

You are probably correct, and I posted my comment about what Norton offers at present in the only hope it can be of some help. Thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

The reason I asked this question in the first place it because I keep seeing the pop up that says "Full System scan starting" like every 10-15 minutes.

I've scheduled a full scan for once a week only.

Why is it constantly doing this?

Also when I go into history to see the results the only results I only see are for quick scans.

Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

If you are seeing this message every 10 or 15 minutes, it is possible that the scan has started, but you start using the system and it is paused. Then you leave the system to idle and the scan starts up again. And on and on until the scan does finally get completed.

Try floplot's suggestion of starting a scan when you are finished for the night to allow a full scan to complete uninterrupted. 

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Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

Why is it starting a scan at all? I've scheduled a full system scan at certain time and date. Isn't that how a schedule supposed to work?

If Norton Security is just going to start scanning whenever it feels like it then what's the whole point of having a schedule feature?

And this is the first time I've ever heard of an anti virus program starting and stopping because the user uses his PC. I thought scans were supposed to run in the background.

Kudos0

Re: How do I see the progress of my scan?

John_D_W:

Why is it starting a scan at all? I've scheduled a full system scan at certain time and date. Isn't that how a schedule supposed to work?

If Norton Security is just going to start scanning whenever it feels like it then what's the whole point of having a schedule feature?

If your system has not been turned on, or idle at the scheduled time, the scan may not have been run at the scheduled time. Some time after the scheduled time, Norton will force the scan to run, to help ensure your scans do actually get done. I'm not saying this is your case, but it is a possible explanation.

And this is the first time I've ever heard of an anti virus program starting and stopping because the user uses his PC. I thought scans were supposed to run in the background.

Norton made strides in lowering the system resource use after many complaints around 2009 I believe it was. One of the ways is for scans to be done while your system is idle. So a scan may start while you were reading something or getting your next cup of coffee. You start using the computer again and the scan pauses until the system is idle again. This way, your use of the system is not hampered by Norton tasks running in the background. Even background tasks can slow response for the foreground apps.

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