Waiting for antivirus software to scan your system for infections can cause you stress. What is needed is a system protection tool that can run scans fast and effectively. This is where NETGATE Internet Security comes in.

Older Computers Run Slower Scans

New computers can run updated software in a reasonable amount of time. However, as computers age, their performance can diminish due to several factors. The software will continue to run, and stay updated, but will start to slow down on older computers. This includes, most importantly, antivirus software.

Running NETGATE Internet Security on a new computer will increase the speed of a full system scan. However, the amount of RAM available and other programs running concurrently can affect the scanning speed.

A full system scan running on a new computer can take anywhere from 2 minutes to over an hour. This depends on the type chosen and the number of files on your system. More important than speed, however, is the thoroughness of the scan.

Here are our test scans:

  • A Full scan, which includes all memory and files on your system. This took us 1 hour and 34 minutes.
  • A System scan took 1 hour and 2 minutes to complete.
  • A Quick scan took 2 minutes and 34 seconds.
  • A Custom scan that scanned only the documents folder. This took 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

Read more in our full NETGATE Internet Security Review here.

To Recap…

Waiting for an antivirus program to scan a system that is showing signs of a malware infection can be stressful. So, having an antivirus program installed that runs quick and effective scans can be helpful. NETGATE Internet Security can run different types of scans and in a reasonable amount of time. Most importantly, it can run thorough scans that can actually detect even the newest threats online.

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