Hi very new user i have used online chat who gave me an answer which i have no reason to disbelieve however i wonder if any other more experienced users have found a way of speeding up the scanning that goes on at start up.
as it stands when my Win 7 pc is switched on and i login the HDD light goes red and stays that way for many minutes - ( iwas online chat and finished before it had) and looking at resource monitor all i seem to see is bullguard i assume scaning files....dll, pdf you name it ms config shows 10 items in start up 2 of which are bullguard - just seems to take an inordinate amount of time for it to get through what its doing
is there anyway of limiting what is doing or at least speeding it up
scan is set to "never i'll start it"
Oh and slightly different topic if i go into av profiles im not able to add or delete anything from quick or full scan - do i need to create a seperate profile if i want to say not include packed files?
My personal advice is to let it finish what it's doing. When you install BullGuard on your computer, it will run all it's scans. After it has finished though, all the scans will run faster (it will only re-scan a file if it's changed) and the computer will not be slowed down at all by BullGuard.
You may be interested in running a SFC /SCANNOW command, into an elevated Command Prompt. This will ensure that no system files are damaged.
Also, a disk check (CHKDSK command, or right-click on the disk > tools > disk check) will speed things up, especially if the computer is not brand new.
its finished its "startup" scan several times and its not any quicker - it still scans all types of files which as far as i can see are unecessary to do such as .ico .xml etc etc - why is this necessary - im about at the point of binning the software and chaking off to experience
no other AV software i have ever owned has done this
the chkdsk etc were fine the other day when i ran them