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  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    windows 8

    windows defender


    windows defender has been doing a full scan of my computer since 6:10 am this mourning, and it is still going.
    that caint be right can it,too take that long.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bill,

    Yeah, a full scan can take quite some time. Especially if you have a lot to scan.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    ok thanks brink. i`ll try to get my posts in the right place next time.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    If it's set to scan inside archives, and you have a lot of zip, cab, iso, etc.. files, then it can take a very long time if you have a lot of stuff.
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  5. #5


    Don't interrupt it, let it run until it finishes the scan process.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by billbobagums View Post
    ok thanks brink. i`ll try to get my posts in the right place next time.
    No problem. Hopefully it'll not take forever to finish the scan.
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