Cylance’s Artificial Intelligence technology is predictive in preventing malware and architected to have the least impact to your machine as possible. Therefore, there is no need to do an exhaustive hard drive scan anymore. Cylance Smart Antivirus will detect and automatically quarantine malware when 2 things happen:
- When malware is written to the hard drive, it is immediately quarantined.
- If malware attempts to load into memory and run on the machine, it is prevented from running and the file is automatically quarantined.
The reason why traditional antivirus (AV) required those CPU and memory draining full system scans was to cover their tracks when they missed a detection due to a missing signature. With traditional AV, signature updates are required multiple times per day to detect what they previously missed. In contrast, Cylance’s use of Artificial Intelligence gets updated only 1-2 times per year and can identify never-before-seen malware. A recent independent test showed that Cylance has a predictive advantage that would’ve protected our users against the most prevalent ransomware families of the past year on average 25 months before they were ever discovered. (Here is a summary of the report if you're interested in reading more: https://threatvector.cylance.com/en_us/home/cylance-vs-future-threats-the-predictive-advantage.html).
In other words, the low number you're seeing in the "Files Analyzed" box is seeing is NOT an indication that Cylance Smart Antivirus is slow. In reality, it's an indication of the exact opposite. The product was designed to be highly effective and efficient so it doesn’t impact your use of your device (unlike traditional AV). You can enjoy using your computer (watch movies, play games, etc) without worrying about Cylance getting in the way. You can rest assured it will give you the best protection against the latest cybersecurity threats.