If I want to say that I have to scan my computer for virus filtering but some information tell me that there is no virus issue in my system and saved my time because I don't need to do virus filtering then is this the correct sentence to say

It save my time of virus filtering?

or is there any other way to say that more accurately and neatly?

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem that could be better answered on ELL. – Mitch Aug 13 '13 at 12:37
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    Are you saying that you installed Linux? :) – tchrist Aug 13 '13 at 19:50
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    tchrist what makes you think the OP is not an English native speaker? The errors could be dictated by either haste or carelessness. – Mari-Lou A Aug 14 '13 at 15:36

To remain as close as possible to your original word selection I would go with

It saved me the time of virus filtering

or perhaps

It saved me the time of performing a virus scan


Your original sentence

It save my time of virus filtering?

is not correct standard English. The closest correct format would be, for example:

It saves the time of scanning for viruses.


I am not really sure what you might really have in mind. In any case, I would give it a shot and hope that it fits your description.

That piece of information really saved my time [because I didn't have to scan my computer for viruses].

You really saved my time with that software package you gave me because I didn't have to scan my entire computer for viruses.

I didn't have to go through the hassle of scanning my computer for viruses.


It was a real time-saver. (I didn't need to scan for viruses.)

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