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Why is Norton anti virus so slow

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by fei888, Feb 6, 2005.

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  1. fei888

    fei888 Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I used Norton anti virus to scan "my computer." It took 35 min. 30 sec. and scanned a total of 21820 files. Why is it so slow? Is there any software a bit faster? During its scanning I didn't run any other program, afraid of screw up things.

    My system is Windows 2000 Pro. Processor is 400 Mhz. 128 Ram.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. crushbone

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    Hello fei888! :D

    Well virus scans are usually slow because they have to thoroughly scan through each file to make sure that it is not infected.
     
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