Wasted Time

I have been sitting here staring at my computer for over two hours now. Essentially locked out of my system for a full disk virus scanned enforced by The Man (aka Corporate IT). The scan thrashes my slow laptop harddrive so much that opening even a simple web page requires a Buddhist monk’s level of patience. The job has a runtime limit of two and a half hours. While watching the progress bar—it’s the only thing I can really do—it became clear that the scan would never inspect every file in the time limit. I opened up the log and confirmed there were a lot of scans that were terminated around 2.5 hours. Out of curiosity, I used PowerShell to do some basic analysis of this log.