AVG skipping files?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by *alan*, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. *alan*

    *alan* Guest

    I just recently started using AVG, keep it updated, and have done 3 full
    scans since I installed it. Last time I ran a full scan I was a little
    concerned because it apparently only scanned less than half the files it had
    scanned before.

    Below are the figures on the files scanned:

    5/5/2007 9:39:11 AM (total: 33:32.3 Min) 122810
    5/12/2007 7:55:05 PM (total: 28:36.3 Min) 123501
    6/3/2007 11:45:56 AM (total: 24:47.10 Min) 51387
    6/3/2007 12:30:28 PM (total: 30:13.4 Min) 51387

    (I ran it twice on 6/3 because I'd been so astounded at the apparent
    reduction in files)

    The only thing major that I'd tossed before the 6/3 scan was some
    superfluous earlier versions of Java updates (4 versions to be exact), but I
    don't think that could account for a reduction of 72,000 files, could it?
    (current jre1.6.0_01 lists only 584 files).

    Should I be concerned? Is there perhaps a virus which is preventing AVG
    from scanning some of my files? Should I bother re-installing AVG?

    Thanking you in advance for your opinions.

    (Running XP Pro SP2)

    --
    Alan
     
    *alan*, Jun 5, 2007
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  2. On 6/4/2007 10:32 PM, *alan* after much thought,came up with this jewel:
    > I just recently started using AVG, keep it updated, and have done 3 full
    > scans since I installed it. Last time I ran a full scan I was a little
    > concerned because it apparently only scanned less than half the files it
    > had scanned before.
    >
    > Below are the figures on the files scanned:
    >
    > 5/5/2007 9:39:11 AM (total: 33:32.3 Min) 122810
    > 5/12/2007 7:55:05 PM (total: 28:36.3 Min) 123501
    > 6/3/2007 11:45:56 AM (total: 24:47.10 Min) 51387
    > 6/3/2007 12:30:28 PM (total: 30:13.4 Min) 51387
    >
    > (I ran it twice on 6/3 because I'd been so astounded at the apparent
    > reduction in files)
    >
    > The only thing major that I'd tossed before the 6/3 scan was some
    > superfluous earlier versions of Java updates (4 versions to be exact),
    > but I don't think that could account for a reduction of 72,000 files,
    > could it? (current jre1.6.0_01 lists only 584 files).
    >
    > Should I be concerned? Is there perhaps a virus which is preventing AVG
    > from scanning some of my files? Should I bother re-installing AVG?
    >
    > Thanking you in advance for your opinions.
    >
    > (Running XP Pro SP2)
    >
    > --
    > Alan


    There are better AV s that you can use. You should install another
    on-demand scanner. BitDefender is a good one. Multi_AV has 4 scanners.
    Are you using any other AntiSpyware scanners? See my pages below for
    more info and links.

    max
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  3. *alan*

    Guest

    "*alan*" <> wrote:

    >I just recently started using AVG, keep it updated, and have done 3 full
    >scans since I installed it. Last time I ran a full scan I was a little
    >concerned because it apparently only scanned less than half the files it had
    >scanned before.
    >
    >Below are the figures on the files scanned:
    >
    >5/5/2007 9:39:11 AM (total: 33:32.3 Min) 122810
    >5/12/2007 7:55:05 PM (total: 28:36.3 Min) 123501
    >6/3/2007 11:45:56 AM (total: 24:47.10 Min) 51387
    >6/3/2007 12:30:28 PM (total: 30:13.4 Min) 51387
    >
    >(I ran it twice on 6/3 because I'd been so astounded at the apparent
    >reduction in files)


    I don't have AVG to check a dat file, but so Virus scanners don't
    check every file every time it scans, they will collect the CRC of
    each files http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_redundancy_check
    or the size the file is, if the CRC is the same, it skips it.

    Depending upon the virus checker it might also collect MD5 or SHA1
    info.

    FWIW the CRC for Agent is E9B984AD
    --

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Q4_nl0ICao
     
    , Jun 5, 2007
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  4. *alan*

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