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What Type of Virus Scans to Do Full or Quick?

Discussion in 'Virus, Spyware and Malware Removal Help' started by napy666, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    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?
     
  2. Arctos

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    I just use the quick scan when I do it manually, but have it set to do a full scan automatically during the night.

    I use 360 Total Security and it works very well keeping me clean of viruses...
     
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    Quick for daily, Full weekly
     
  4. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    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.
     
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    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    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...
     
  6. Crush

    Crush I am admin, ruler of my domain Administrator iHF Master Craftsman

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    Most antivirus programs will do the scan on the next boot if the window for the scan time is missed
     
  7. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Oh I see.
     
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    Malnutrition Still Hungry iHF Master Craftsman

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    Those are links to antivirus and antimalware tools. Eset is an online virus scanner. 9-Lab Removal Tool and Zemana Antimalware are programs to help remove malware. Malnutrition does some wonderful research on the subject. :)
     
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    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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  12. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Do all of those cost money or are they for free?

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

    Arctos Beware of the Bear... iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    All the ones I listed are all free, except for SuperAnti Spyware Pro, and up to to a year ago AdMuncher was a paid for programme, the developers have now made it freeware.
     
  14. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    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.
     
  15. Lord Chance

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    There is nothing wrong with Avast. I have used many of the free Anti-Virus programs in the past and at the moment 360 Total Security fits in with my Security Scheme but if Avast works for you and you are comfortable with it there is no need to change. :)
     
  16. napy666

    napy666 http://www.nataliezworld.com/ iHF Regular

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    Oh alright. I just want to be sure I am using the best programs out there haha.
     
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