I've done a windows defender full scan on my sp3 which I've only had for 3 weeks and it scanned over 590,000 files. I've done a full scan on my 3-year old laptop where I keep my music, my pictures and everything and it only had 280,000 files.
if only windows defender showed what files it was scanning, I wouldn't be so dumbfounded by the sheer amount of files. @ctitanic,
oh I see. I get it now. It does make sense considering this is a different OS with different applications running and features.
Two UIs would tend to increase the file count. Plus .NET frameworks multiplying like rabbits. Not that the number of files should matter.
Although I did a search on my dads computer for pictures since he accidently did something with them, he doesn't know what Even after Removing ALL Internet Temporary files there were over 20,000 little bits of web pages mostly all over the place... what a bloody mess.