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Reverse whole disk virus scanning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032446D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-05

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An optional feature could be made available in a virus scanning package to automatically reverse the scanning order, either on every alternate scheduled scan or for a manual scan. This feature would give users who sometimes or always have to terminate a whole-disk scan before completion, to have some assurance that the files at the end of the directory structure were being checked with equal frequency.