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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bubba19, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. bubba19

    bubba19 Thread Starter

    Jul 4, 2000
    I had 32mb of ram in my computer and whenever i did a virus scan check with Norton Anti-Virus 2002 it took about 15 minutes to run a whole scan for my computer...I have now added 128mb of ram for a total of 160mb of RAM in my computer and the virus scan still takes roughly around 15 minutes...I have another computer with 128 and the scan only takes 3 minutes even though it has a much slower processor speed..any suggestions??
    thank you for your time and cooperation
  2. JerryM


    Jan 25, 2002
    Hi Bubba, a few things that you forgot and left off.

    If you have a LOT of programs or Archives, data, photos, music, etc. on a HDD then it will take up a longer time to check all this info..

    How much space is used compared to the other computer..
    How big is the Hard drive...

    The other is what OS is being used on Both computers...
  3. par3dud


    Jan 27, 2002
    Absolutely, the number of files on the drive determines how long it takes to do a scan. You should check to see the difference in the # of files on both puters.
  4. $teve


    Oct 9, 2001
    also,the amount of ram is not going to significantly speed up your virus scanning,its whats on........or not on your hard drive.
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