I couldn't find a search here so I'm sorry if this idea may have been posted already.
Many products have a quick scan that covers main parts and files that are most likely to get infected, but without doing a full scan. For example MBAM's Quick Scan.
The default scan in Computer Security only scannes "System" which I guess is only objects loaded in memory.
On my PC that takes 12 seconds. Not much of a scan in my eyes. It's like a super light version of MBAM's fastest Flash Scan(1 min 25 seconds).
I wonder why the default scan even exists in it's current form? How many are actually using it? No user will feel more safe after a 12 second scan. The only option left if you want a more proper scan is the Full Scan, and now we're talking hours instead of seconds.
My suggestion is that the default scan is changed to something between System and a full scan, that would take a few minutes. Not seconds like it is now, and not hours like a full scan.
For scheduled scans you can't choose scan type. It's always a full scan. Why? Probably because having the default super fast scan to run on schedule would seem ridiculous.
If however the default scan was expanded then it would make sense to be able to run that on a schedule instead of a full scan.
With "default scan" I'm referring to the Scan button in the Computer Security window, the (default) Status tab, beside the Settings button. (IS 2014)