Faster USB drive auto scan

Good morning,

I suggest the option to have faster automatic scanning of USB drives. USB drives today are large in capacity and as a result can be filled with many small, medium and large files. So if you insert a very large USB drive the scan takes a few minutes and consequently before removing it you have to wait for the scan to finish (unless you interrupt it voluntarily). Therefore this becomes a bit boring, also because if you insert it several times you always have to wait this time. Therefore it would be ideal to optimize this scan by making it as fast as possible, precisely to avoid long waits in the case of many files to be scanned.

Thank you. πŸ™‚

Nunzio Β·

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  • @camarie what do you think?

    Nunzio Β·

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  • camarie
    camarie Principal Software Developer BD Staff

    Well, it would be an idea. But the USB drives are a prime target for infection due to their mobility, so a lighter scan would not be an ideal solution.

    But I asked the question on the inner channels here. Let's see what other opinions I can get.

  • Thanks @camarie you are very kind. πŸ˜ƒ

    Keep me informed. πŸ˜‰

    Perhaps the user could also choose whether to have a quick or in-depth scan, also based on their PC characteristics.

    I also take this opportunity to point out that on two of my PCs the on-demand scan setting doesn't work and it never worked even before I reformatted the PC. Only the automatic one works and the on-demand one comes into operation when the antivirus is deactivated. This happens on two of my laptops with both the Plus and Free versions.

    Nunzio Β·

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  • camarie
    camarie Principal Software Developer BD Staff

    That would imply a new option. I'll propose this.

    On-demand scan setting not working sounds like a bug. Can you elaborate? What version, perhaps a sketch of your settings, just to make an idea on how we can try to reproduce.

  • Nunzio77
    Nunzio77 mod
    edited November 2023

    @camarie the requested information:

    PC-ASUS device name

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 Processor @ 2.20 GHz 2.20 GHz

    Installed RAM 4.00 GB (3.00 GB usable)

    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Windows 10 Pro edition

    22H2 version

    Installation date: β€Ž02/β€Ž08/β€Ž2023

    Operating system version 19045.3693

    Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19053.1000.0


    Thank you πŸ˜‰

    Nunzio Β·

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  • The operating system is the same on another HP PC, but not having it here with me I cannot recover the detailed information of the PC.

    Nunzio Β·

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  • Nunzio Β·

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  • camarie
    camarie Principal Software Developer BD Staff

    Not yet, but I proposed it.

  • Nunzio Β·

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  • garioch7
    garioch7 Defender of the month ✭✭✭✭

    It would be nice if BD could store USB files somewhere like it "learns" about the files on your OS system drive. It first has to learn, and then it scans more quickly. Like at @Nunzio77 , I have a larger USB that I insert frequently. It contains all of my "toolbox" files and utilities for helping clients. Every time I insert it, I must wait for it to be scanned again or cancel the scan, which I never do. I would rather wait than take the remote chance of infecting my computer.

    Just my two cents. Have a great day.

    Regards,

    Phil

    Former Bleeping Computer Malware Response Instructor

  • @camarie regarding the bug that doesn't prompt me to scan the USB device on demand, do you have any news? Have you discovered what the problem is?

    Nunzio Β·

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  • Flexx
    Flexx DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2023 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭ mod

    @camarie if I am not mistaken, making the scans faster will consume a higher amount of processor speed than normal.

    Regards

    Life happens, Coffee helps!

    Bitdefender Ultimate Security Plus (user)

  • @camarie news?

    Nunzio Β·

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  • camarie
    camarie Principal Software Developer BD Staff

    The issue has been created at that time and it's still in the analysis. Not to minimize it, but we had to take care of two important updates (one of them yesterday) and we had little time to push it. I cannot state at this time a date when this will be implemented. But I will keep pushing for it, that I can (and will) do.

  • Nunzio Β·

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  • Nunzio Β·

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  • camarie
    camarie Principal Software Developer BD Staff

    Not yet. I forwarded to the appropriate guys at that time, and AFAIK it is scheduled in the future. But I don't know exactly when, I just sent a new email asking for an update.