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Kaspersky very slow to scan

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One of my clients has Kaspersky Workstation (sorry don't know the version - will try to find out).

 

When it is scanning it can take upto 24hrs before it completes. This is for a 80Gb drive. The PC is a Dell Dimension 3000.

 

Any body know why??

 

Richard

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You can check a few things:

 

1) is he scanning network drives?

2) maybe your protection level is to high?

3) is your machine slow on other things? programs, internet? maybe spyware that takes 100% cpu usage? Check processes?

4) maybe your objects to scan option is set to all objects, try infectable objects...

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I suppose if it were badly enough fragmented, it might be a possible problem too.

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Hm,

i have one user with the same problem here...

 

do you have some anti-spy software on your pc ?

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I suppose if it were badly enough fragmented, it might be a possible problem too.

Yes. I have personally had great success with defragmenting workstations, noticeably faster virus scans being one of the performance improvements. Since its tedious to do it manually, i have gone in for an automatic software that will run in the background.

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