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Windows 7: Cpu Speed during Virus scan


27 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Cpu Speed during Virus scan

Hi Guys, I'm as computer literate as a fly, so please don't laugh. I have just upgraded Microsoft Sec. Essentials, when it asked me on what percentage I would like the CPU to run during a scan. I set it to 10%, as I am not on the Pc during a scan! My thinking is that the anti-virus program can now run at full steam without any interruptions. Is this correct, or or am I thinking in human terms. Teach me.

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27 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Marius and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

I don't use MSE myself, but I've found this:

CPU usage in "Settings"?

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Microsoft Security Essentials: Getting Started and Upgrading Forum
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27 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi Dwarf, Thank You and THANK YOU for the advice. It seems 50% is a safe bet.
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27 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, Marius.

50% does seem like a fair compromise, but I would certainly try other settings between 20% and 80% to find one that suits your system the best.
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