Factors affecting the speed of the second virus scan

A full computer scan scans all hard drives for malware, such as spyware, viruses and rootkits. The second full computer scan will be significantly faster because only the files that have changed will be scanned.

If an archive has not changed between scans, then it will not be touched in the second scan. If the archive contains 100 files, then the number of scanned files will be 100 less in the next scan.

New virus definition update and computer restart reset the scan cache. This means that the first scan after the reset scans all files again and takes a longer time. The following scans will then be faster again.

Pricing & Product Info

For product info and pricing please go to the F-Secure SAFE product page

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