How long should VirusBarrier X8 take to scan my computer?

Scan times with VirusBarrier X8 will vary greatly from computer to computer.  The Scan times will be longer depending on how many files are on the hard drive and what types of files are present on the system.  As long as the Scan is progressing, it should run until it is finished. 

1.  Scanning archived files

Most other Anti-virus  programs do not do this by default, or, simply ignore most archives.  VirusBarrier does not.  However, scanning archives can take a very long time.  You can disable this feature on your Scans for faster Scan times.  Open VirusBarrier, click VirusBarrier in the upper left corner of your screen next to the Apple logo, and select Preferences.  Click Scanner at the top of the Preferences window and uncheck Scan Archives.


2.  Selective Items

A Full Scan will Scan all external drives and volumes as well, which can increase Scan times.  If you only want to Scan your computer's internal hard drive, open VirusBarrier, select the drive in the left column of the window, and click Scan.


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