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  1. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #221

    When it comes to security, the amount of time a scan takes should not even enter into the equation. I am using Avast 5 with MSE and find that its scan time is about the same....
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  2. Posts : 24
    windows 7 ultimate
       #222

    well Tews it is definitely not the same as for a quick scan on Avast takes near 10 minutes and MSE takes half the time and i know time is not a problem as far as security is concerned , i was only wanting to know if it took as long on other peoples systems and i was in yahoo answers and most said that it also took double the time for a quick scan
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  3. Posts : 8,476
    Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
       #223

    joeirish said:
    well Tews it is definitely not the same as for a quick scan on Avast takes near 10 minutes and MSE takes half the time and i know time is not a problem as far as security is concerned , i was only wanting to know if it took as long on other peoples systems and i was in yahoo answers and most said that it also took double the time for a quick scan
    Hi there, Tews is right. Avast 5 takes about 5 mins for a quick scan; and so MSE.
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  4. Posts : 24
    windows 7 ultimate
       #224

    Well i shall agree to disagree lol

    as it does not take anywhere near the same time on mine and before you say it my system is running perfectly well and has 70.9GB free of 101GB
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  5. Posts : 24
    windows 7 ultimate
       #225

    Security essentials quick scan just took 2 mins 14 secs and Avast quick scan only at 25% after 8 mins for a quick scan , so should i uninstall it and load up again
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  6. Posts : 408
    Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
       #226

    Hello Joeirish, Try utilising the persistent cache. You can read about it in the Help Centre top RH corner of Avast.

    I did an initial full system scan which took over 50 minutes, but full system scans after this are less than 5 minutes

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  7. Posts : 408
    Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
       #227
    Last edited by mitchell64; 14 Nov 2010 at 22:02.
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  8. Posts : 24
    windows 7 ultimate
       #228

    thanks mitchell
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  9. Posts : 2,127
    Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
       #229

    Brink said:
    joeirish said:
    so does nobody use Security Essentials or would i be better of uninstalling it and using Avast
    Hello Joe,

    I have no problems with running MSE and Avast at the same time on my system. :)
    Brink, may I have your advice: we are often told to have only one anti-virus install (but one can have several anti-malware) so is this ok? thanks :)
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  10. Posts : 2,127
    Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
       #230

    Brink said:
    Hi Nick,

    MSE is more if a anti-malware program with antivirus protection to replace Windows Defender, while Avast is a more dedicated antivirus program. That, and better protection since no one scanner can catch everything. MSE and Avast have been certified to work together as well.
    Airbot said:
    Yeah, they are supposed to be able to work without problems, side by side. You can read a small mention here from a few months ago.
    avast! blog Greetings from Redmond
    Ah sorry, just noticed, and thanks for the link Air; will have a read:)
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