F-Secure scans on HDD more as one archive parallel and so scan are slow

TobiasD Posts: 1 New Member
edited November 2021 in F-Secure Internet Security

I have several backups from my website on a hard drive. These are tar archives with a lot of files.

As soon as I scan them (manual scan), several archives are checked in parallel and you can hear the hard disk very clearly because the read head keeps jumping.

I could see exactly with Sysinternals that 3 files are being opened in parallel again and again.

F-Secure should recognise that this is an HDD and only scan one file, as this slows down the scan massively.

Can someone pass this on to the developers?



  • Jaims
    Jaims Posts: 860 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi @TobiasD

    When scanning archive files, in most cases the whole archive will not be extracted completely, only partially, and they will be extracted on memory which is why the process takes time.

    Our ideas' board is open for further suggestions.

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