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Scanning Speedup
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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I recently pared down the file types that I want ClamWin to look at during a scan to about 30 of the most likely file types included in email attachments that might harbor viruses. It took my Win98 computer about the same amount of time (over 2 hours) to scan my 80 GB hard drive as it did previously when I had almost twice as many included file types. I also noticed that I was getting screen progress reports for the % of file finished that included file types that were not in my filtered extensions.

Therefore, I’m wondering if during a scan of an entire hard drive, ClamWin even considers the file types to be filtered before it scans a file. If it doesn’t, then it should—as it would speed up the scanning process if it only considers those file types that have been filtered.

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alch
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please refer to this thread (at the bottom):
http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?t=473
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Scanning Problem
GuitarBob


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Yes, I performed the scan from the GUI, so there is a problem. I didn't realize this would be a problem for a stand-alone PC--thought it might only apply if you were using multiple PCs.

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alch
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it will be fixed soon, sorry for the inconvenience
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Scans Ignoring Filters
GuitarBob


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Well, we're all on your time. Thanks for the efforts of all you guys. I think that within a year's time, you'll have something that will scare some of the commercial antivirus people!

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