Slow system scan

The bitdefender system scans very slowly, averaging only a few files or dozens of files per second, is there any way to improve. thank you

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  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi Defender of the year 2022 mod
    edited July 2022

    Hello.

    Open your Bitdefender program, go to Protection -> Antivirus -> Open -> Scans -> System Scan, click on the three dots ••• button on the right next to System Scan, click on "Edit", change the "Scan task priority" to "High", click "Next" and "Save".

    Also, do the same steps for "Quick Scan", change the "Scan task priority" to "High".

    From my personal experience, the System Scan should take 30 - 50 files per second and it takes 25 - 30 minutes to scan the whole system of 95 GB, including the Windows files, program files, data files (documents, pistures, videos) etc.

    Regards.

    Win10Pro22H2x64-TotalSecurity26.0.32.123-Firefox109.0.1

    Android13-PatchNov1,2022-MobileSecurity3.3.195.2164-Central3.1.10.89

  • Thank you, I will try this way to see if it works better, I have been scanning 2Tb in 1 day for quite a while and almost my machine lags with other tasks.

  • Scott
    Scott ✭✭✭✭✭

    Also to add, after the initial System scan, the following scans will go quicker as the files are indexed.

    Taken from this link:

    "With every system scan, Bitdefender will index the files that have already been scanned and the scan time will greatly decrease."

    An intelligent person will open your mind, a beautiful person will open your eyes, and a loving person will open your heart.

  • It is very slow for Quick scan...15-20 min.

  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi Defender of the year 2022 mod
    edited November 2022

    @Terte

    Hello.

    Open your Bitdefender program, go to Protection -> Antivirus -> Open -> Scans -> System Scan, click on the three dots ••• button on the right next to System Scan, click on "Edit", change the "Scan task priority" to "High", click "Next" and "Save".

    Also, do the same steps for "Quick Scan", change the "Scan task priority" to "High".

    Keep in mind that these kind of a scans will consume more resources (RAM and CPU) than the scans with "Auto" or "Low" priority.

    Regards.

    Win10Pro22H2x64-TotalSecurity26.0.32.123-Firefox109.0.1

    Android13-PatchNov1,2022-MobileSecurity3.3.195.2164-Central3.1.10.89

  • Flexx
    Flexx Moderator, Defender of the month mod

    To add here, you need to understand it depends whether you are running the scan for the first time or is it a regular scan. If it is a first time, the quick scan and full scan both will take time, even though quick scan only scans for critical areas for malware on the windows while full scan will scan complete windows for malware.

    That being said whenever you first scan is completed a cache copy of scan is created and the scans that will be run afterwards will take less time to complete.

    Regards

    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)