June 3, 2021

Antivirus scanning 4-5 times more files than normal and not stopping?

I know I’m posting a lot, but weird things keep happening.

I am using Bitdefender antivirus for mac, and usually, when I do a full system scan, it scans 800k files.

But recently, when I start a full system scan, it just doesn’t stop, I have reached 5 MILLION files scanned after 2 hours of scanning, and the antivirus just doesn’t stop scanning. I don’t know when it stops.

I started a quick scan and it has scanned over 1 million files! (without stopping, I stopped it once itt reached 1 million)

So for all intents and purposes, the antivirus just doesn’t stop scanning, it just scans forever,

**And it seems to be just cycling through the “private” folder, part of macOS constantly.**

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**Butt upon re-starting my computer, the antivirus scans as normal, 800k files scanned and the system scan is done.**

why could this be happening?

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