Windows 10: Microsoft Security Essentials is not scanning past 7 seconds on either full or quick scan!

Discus and support Microsoft Security Essentials is not scanning past 7 seconds on either full or quick scan! in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I downloaded the latest update which was supposed to "correct the error" and it did not help. I have Win7pro, running on Firefox using my Dell... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Bethy54, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Bethy54 Win User

    Microsoft Security Essentials is not scanning past 7 seconds on either full or quick scan!


    I downloaded the latest update which was supposed to "correct the error" and it did not help. I have Win7pro, running on Firefox using my Dell Precision m6800 laptop.

    :)
     
    Bethy54, Sep 18, 2019
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  2. Bree Win User

    Quick Scan?


    Not necessarily. The time taken is calculated from the actual start and finish times. If you put the machine to Sleep/Hibernate part way through a scan the time taken will include the time spent asleep. Here's a quick scan that I put to sleep for more than 15 minutes part way through....


    Microsoft Security Essentials is not scanning past 7 seconds on either full or quick scan! [​IMG]


    Uninterrupted, the same quick scan takes 1 minute 23 seconds.
     
  3. What happen to Microsoft essential can`t do full scan

    Hi Javier,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I would appreciate if you could answer a few questions to narrow down the issue in order to provide you with better assistance.

    • Are you talking about Windows Defender or MSE, as in windows 10 we have Windows Defender preinstalled?
    • Do you have any other security software installed?
    • Are you getting any error message/code when it get stuck while performing full scan?
    I would suggest you to try the steps provided in the thread mentioned below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    Microsoft Security Essentials hangs during full scan of Windows 7


    Do get back to us with all the information required and result of proposed suggestion. We will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Sep 18, 2019
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  4. Compumind Win User

    Microsoft Security Essentials is not scanning past 7 seconds on either full or quick scan!

    Quick Scan?


    I understand what you mean but it's not right, IMO.

    *Think
     
    Compumind, Sep 18, 2019
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