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Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

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Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

Currently doing my weekly full scan, normally it takes about 30 mins for a full scan with my main pc, but today its over an hour and counting with 30% done.  I would expect that on my laptop with its 5.4k spindle HDD but not with a 10k spindle Raptor.  MSE was updated not long ago so anyone else seeing this?
Each partition has more than 10% free and nothing else that is HDD intensive is running, win7 pro 64bit if it helps
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barky
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

a full scan every week! only do those around 4 times a year these days ... big hard drives takes ages & ages .... 30min scan seems very fast!
steveuk
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

If it scanned any faster i would be worryed its not doing its job right.
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

a weekly scan on my  120gig ssd & 1 TB HDD takes 20 mins win 7 64
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

Currently 5 hours into a full scan but there are around 10TB spread over 11 HDDs both internal and external!

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Razer
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

Blimey, and there was I thinking I was being excessive with six HDDs.
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

There are still another 5 not actually connected at present totalling another 4TB Cool

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

Quote from: Mav
Currently 5 hours into a full scan but there are around 10TB spread over 11 HDDs both internal and external!

@Mav:- Off 1 system unit? I’d be too frightened of a single system unit being a “point of failure”.
VileReynard
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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

Do all those random virus scan reads on a SSD shorten its life?

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials slow full scan today

Quote from: vilefoxdemonofdoom
Do all those random virus scan reads on a SSD shorten its life?

No its the writes that kill them over time not the reads.