Well this is perplexing – Virus Report

Bloody hell - I must have been very busy surfing!
Bloody hell – I must have been very busy surfing!

I use avast! anti-virus software on the office PC ((I use Microsoft’s Security Essentials on the home PC)) and once a month avast! gives me a report of it’s activity over the previous 30 days.

That’s the report out there to the right – or at least the guts of the report.

Files and Documents scanned – 59,354 over the month – yeah, I can believe that as I shuffled a few folders around, copied and restored a number of files and generally tidied things up a bit so that seems quite reasonable.

Emails scanned – 533 scanned over 30 days – yeah – that’s believable – it is about 25 a day (work days that is) so seems about right.

Web & Network Protection – 300,591. Really? There were 22 working days in the last 30 days here. So that means that every day at the office (some 8 hours of work time as I am away from my desk for the lunch hour), I surf 13,663 web pages? That is 1,708 pages per hour or about 30 pages a minute.

Now the boss knows I goof-off from time-to-time, sometimes checking Facebook, sometimes checking Twitter but 13,663 pages a day? A page every two minutes?

I think there is something wrong with the statistic, my guess being that avast! is counting each separate element that makes up a web page as not even I could goof-off that much!

4 thoughts on “Well this is perplexing – Virus Report

  1. Doug 10 May 2013 / 10:27 am

    Is your Browser doing a pre-fetch of linked pages?


    • thomo the lost 10 May 2013 / 10:37 am

      It could be … still, it’s a lot of freakin’ pages 🙂

      I could probably hit close to a website every two minutes when I am researching a new prospect or customer but not all day every day.


  2. jonathan 10 May 2013 / 11:37 pm

    depends on what they consider a web & network element. That is very ambigous and may mean (1) different embedded parts of a webpage and (2) items on the local network


    • thomo the lost 11 May 2013 / 10:51 am

      Yeah – I thought it must be something like counting the components – I mean, the statistics can’t be wrong 😉


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