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    Default Number of files scanned by Anti Virus

    Zone alarm free seems to scan only about 22,000 files
    while my previous AV scanned about 150,000 files.
    Why the difference?
    Thank you
    John

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    Default Re: Number of files scanned by Anti Virus

    Counts can be varying because of file and folder exclusions (and by directories and file extensions): either by user or by the scanner (many areas that can be omitted without any security issues).
    However....
    Usually different counts indicated by different scanners are from the contents of certain files and archives, etc ...executibles contain several or many files, thus one executible can be seen as "one" file or "many" files by different scanners and the counts. Archives can be the same - "one" archive or "many" file contained in the archive - is it one archive scanned or many file within the archive.
    Best regards.
    oldsod

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    Default Re: Number of files scanned by Anti Virus

    As I noted I solved this problem. However, your thorough explanation was very helpful as well.
    It's my other posted question that's driving me nuts.
    thanks
    John

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