Full Scan not Scanning full

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For at least a week the programs has only run a shorter scan than the full scan I set it to run every night at 8:pm. I know it runs a shorter scan if files were scan within a certain time frame but. I have noticed it continues to only scan about 5,000 to 6,000 files instead of the higher amount my files are with a normal full scan. So is there a issue are something I can fix or do I have to reinstall the program. I have a Windows 10 on a ASUS system, so if you can provide so input on this issue I would be grateful.
Thanks Steve A Patterson Jr
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Posted 2 years ago

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Hi spjrathome and welcome to the community!

There is a feature implemented in the Trend Micro program where it will no longer scan a file unless it was modified within 24 hours. Which can explain why the scan feels shorter because it actually is due to the way the scan works.
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Ok so that happened, so mabey support should email about such a dramatic change to program. Save some grief. Thanks Steve A Patterson Jr
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Good day @spjrathome!

It's nice to know that we are able to address your concern.

Thank you for using Trend Micro!

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If you guys want me to re-up on Feb. 8th you better come up with a fix for this or one of your competitors will get my business.
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Hi DianeLowery and welcome to the community,

We apologize for the inconvenience this has brought to you.

For us to be able to help you, please further describe the problem you are encountering. You can reply thru this thread and if possible include some screen shots.

We will be waiting patiently for your reply for us to be able to provide the proper resolution to your problem.

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I ask for a full scan and it stops at 44% and locks up.
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Hi DianeLowery

Welcome to TM Home users Community, a public site where volunteers try to help each-other , also there are TM Employees that can give answers, I am just a volunteer.

Follow this:

[Hotfix] Scan hangs at 70% to 80%

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Hello DianeLowery,

Apologies for the late reply. I would also like to thank Tom Emmelot for the assist on this matter.

When you say that the scan is stuck at 44% did you check if the files are changing or is it stuck on 1 file only? Also doing a full scan will take time since it will scan every inch of your computer. If you have a 1 terabyte hard drive the scan will really take time. You can also check if you are using the latest Trend Micro program version 12.0.1191. You can do this by clicking the "Latest protection" in blue. If the version of the Trend Micro program on your computer is not 12.0.1191 it is still an old version, you can click on this link for you to upgrade your Trend Micro program on the computer and check if the issue still persist.

Upgrading Trend Micro Security program

Let us know if the issue still occurs after reinstalling the program and we will wait for your answer about the files being scanned

Thank you!

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