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Why are scans sometimes super slow?

Sometimes a scan takes a split second to give results, sometimes that thing spins around forever before a result appears. Is the server just busy, or are people who run too many scans being throttled to reduce their server usage or something?


  • markdmarkd mod
    edited May 2022
    Site policies are here:

    It could also be an ISP problem - yours or theirs are others that link yours and theirs.

    Other possibilities - your machine is receiving or doing software updates in the background, or if you have security software, it is running a scan in the background. If you have a Windows machine, you can check the resource monitor to see if something is hogging your memory or disk activity.
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