For various (mostly due to a requirement to run old embroidery software) reasons, I sometimes use an old XP SP3 PC.
I occasionally connect to the internet.
I have always used the Free Comodo Firewall along with either Avast or AVG antivirus. Due to conflicts between Avast or AVG (never both together ) and Comodo Firewall, I decided to completely uninstall the antivirus I was running and try the free Comodo Internet Security (including antivirus) instead.
One of my first tasks was to run a full antivirus scan but as it has only reached 2% after 17 hours, I have stopped it. A full scan with avast or AVG may take between 1 and 2 hours, at the most.
Is this normal for Comodo antivirus?
Is there anything I can do to speed up the scan?
Is there an alternation option / package I can run with Comodo firewall?
I kept the UI in the foreground rather than sending to the background as I assumed that would be fastest.
Do you notice abnormal CPU usage with ‘cavwp.exe’ process? Try disabling Decompress and scan compressed files option in Advanced Settings > Antivirus > Scans > Full Scan. There are known issues with some files triggering a stuck in the scan. They’re going to update the engine in the next release(s).
The Full scan was now complate after 2 hours 27 minutes - perfectly acceptable for this old system, thank you again for the help.
I guess what is meant by “%SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Comodo\CisDumps” on this old system is “c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Comodo\CisDumps” and yes, I have a couple of large files in there but they appear to refer to the installation as the time stamp on them is much earlier than when I started the Full scan.
The Full scan I ran earlier didn’t fail, it was just taking an extraordinary amount of time so in the end I stopped it.