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What Type of Virus Scans to Do Full or Quick?

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
iHF Regular
#1
When it comes to the virus programs, and you need to do a virus scan, what way is the right way, full scan or the quick scan, or does it not matter?
 

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
iHF Regular
#4
But doesn't it not run at night, like if I do a full scan at night when I am asleep, the program goes to sleep and so does the computer so it stops and doesn't go all the way through and do it's thing.
 

Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
iHF Veteran
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#5
But doesn't it not run at night, like if I do a full scan at night when I am asleep, the program goes to sleep and so does the computer so it stops and doesn't go all the way through and do it's thing.
My computer does not go to sleep as it crunches WCG work units 24/7, the Boinc manager is set to pause when the the a/v programme is running a scan.

I turn the monitor off manually to save power...
 

Crush

I am admin, ruler of my domain
Administrator
iHF Master Craftsman
#6
But doesn't it not run at night, like if I do a full scan at night when I am asleep, the program goes to sleep and so does the computer so it stops and doesn't go all the way through and do it's thing.
Most antivirus programs will do the scan on the next boot if the window for the scan time is missed
 

Arctos

Beware of the Bear...
iHF Veteran
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#11
When it comes to the virus programs
As I said before I use 360 Total Security for my av scanner, and I use SUPERAntiSpyware Pro for catching malware. To back this up I also use Spyware Blaster.

In my browser I use AdMuncher which as it's name suggests removes adverts that includes those ads that loaded up with malware.

To top it off I also use KeyScrambler in my browser as it protects your private information against known and unknown keylogging malware.

These are all from reputable companies that I have been using for a very long time, and I can recommend them.

Edit: I get all of my security software from the respective companies, and not some sleazy sites like CNET's download repository to name one.
 
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napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
iHF Regular
#12
Do all of those cost money or are they for free?

I currently use Microsoft's virus program, Avast, and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
 

napy666

http://www.nataliezworld.com/
iHF Regular
#14
Oh cool, so should I switch over from my current anti-virus programs and use these instead? I am thinking of doing this.... but want to be sure before switching over haha.