Question - antivirus scan.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by klaze, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. klaze macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hi, so on my mac in windows 7, I did a deep system scan. The scan for the windows drive took about maybe 50minutes, but when it got to the mac drive, it's taking 4+ hours. The scan is still on for about 5 hours right now.

    I just got my mac so I didn't really install or have a lot of files.

    I'm looking at the "current operation" of BitDefender and it's been at E:\Applications\ (whatever is under application) for the majority of the time.

    My question is what the hell do they put in the mac(stock mac) for it to take over 5 hours?!?! And is this normal?

    Thanks in advanced.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Depending on the size of the partitions (50GB for Windows, 882GB for Mac OS X), the scan takes a while. Also know that Mac OS X uses a different file system, which will not be addressable at full speed to the Anti Virus scanner.

    Btw, there is no know and published Mac OS X virus out there.

    Some threads: Thousands of them maybe.
  3. klaze thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010

    Actually I just remember I Scanned while on my mac with virusbarrier and it took around 1 and half hours so I just basically stopped the bitdefender on windows side.

    I think in the future when I scan on the Window's side, I'll just let it scan through its drive and when it gets to the mac drives, I'll stop it there.

    Thanks for your fast reply :)

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