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shelquis Scan Time
Member 18th May, 2012 21:14
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Hi. I have two machines with are quite similarly configured, except with different OS's. One, with Win7 runs an OSI scan in about 10 seconds. The other, an XPsp3, takes about 40 minutes for the same default scan. What kinds of things might be causing a 40 minute scan? What should I look for in the XP machine? Thanks.

Maurice Joyce RE: Scan Time
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What are the differences in CPU power & fitted RAM between the two PC's?

I suspect your Windows 7 is much more powerful?

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shelquis RE: Scan Time
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Well, obviously the XP is older and slower, but it's really no slouch. I don't have any other noticible differences between the two machines, except for the OSI scans.

To answer your question, the Win7 CPU is Intel i5-2320 at 3 GHZ with 8 GB RAM.
The XP CPU is Pentium 4 at 3GZ with 3 GB RAM.

Bottom line, I don't consider the XP machine to be a dog.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Scan Time
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The real answer is that there is a massive difference between a 32Bit Pentium 4 3GB set up to a 64Bit i5 with 8GB.

Whether that difference equates to 40 minutes only benchmark testing over time will prove.

Alternatively, in this instance, it could be the Secunia Server - unsure of the time intervals of your scans between machines although I note both were using the same scan setting.

I have just tested the scan time with the "display only insecure program" option using XP 32 Bit - it took 38 minutes which compares favourably with your timing. A vast majority of that time was inspecting JAVA files.

Unsure which scan option U used.

Sadly,I cannot compare speeds with this PC which is not that much different to yours because I will not load Oracle JAVA on a working platform.

As previously stated only by keeping a log file of dates & times of scans will you ascertain whether it is the Secunia Server or the vast difference in the specifications of your PC's.



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