Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:10 PM
I run XP Professional SP3. My security is: Airport Extreme (hardware firewall), Sunbelt Personal Firewall, Windows Defender, BOClean, Spyware Blaster, and BitDefender Antivirus 2008 (BD). All of the software is running in real-time protection mode.
Last night before turning in, I manually initiated BD's full system scan, which is their highest level scan that inspects files, archives, and for rootkits. When I got up this morning and checked almost 8 hours later, BD was still performing the rootkit scan. I know from past experience that scanning everything else on my system, other than rootkits, only takes between one and two hours.
Is it normal in general for a rootkit scan to take six hours or more, or is BD's implementation just slow? Just curious. If it takes that long, I'll learn to live with it.