How long does your anti-virus take to scan your PC?

Philippines
August 31, 2008 1:41pm CST
I'm using AVG free edition with automatic updates. I do full scan all the time. It takes more than 56 minutes to finish. I don't use the computer while it's running a scan because AVG really slows up everything to the point of exasperation. But for it to take almost one hour to run - is this normal?
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7 responses
• India
1 Sep 08
Hi friend, i use Avast AntiVirus Home Edition. For scanning my computer, i need more than one hour. I have lots of files in my computer. Maybe your software is better. I have to reinstall my windows in near day. There is something problem in speed. Thanks
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• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Hi friend! I also tried Avast and I wasn't very satisfied with it, I also found it too slow, so I went back to AVG. I also think AVG is better than Avast. But AVG is still too slow to my liking.
@hichamov (507)
• Morocco
1 Sep 08
this Time is depend of the configuration at your computer, AVG didn't took all this time For me, but i just Scan the C: which is 40Go , then i switched to NOD32 which take about 5 minutes to scan my whole system, and all the applications running to my computer. Try it ,it's really good, AVG also is good but kinda Slow, in mine it's took about 10 Minutes when i used it.
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• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Hi! I also have 40gig hard disk. NOD32 does sounds good for the speed. I'll check it out. Thanks!
@xphunt3r (244)
• Nepal
2 Sep 08
I have lots of file in my computer almost 160 gb full of files and take more than couple hour to complete full scan
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I really dont know how long it takes, as I have it running at night when I am sleeping
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• United States
1 Sep 08
it takes about 1/2- 1hour it depends on how many files you have
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@Hatley (117869)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Oct 09
if you are using a fairly older version of windows with avg8 it will take longer but what I do is to have it scan while i am at lu nch so by the time I get back its done. it always take mine about as long as you say yours does but that is a full scan. it is normal on older windows they tell me if you have window 2007 or higher it goes much faster,I cannot afford to upgrade yet.
• United States
24 Jul 09
I have an AVG complete scan going on one my ThinkPad that has about 60 GB of data on it has now been running for 13 hours and 38 minutes and I have no idea as to how much longer it is going to take. There has to be a better option out there. Maybe I should just stop doing complete computer scans.