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How often should I run protection software?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Tom Seeley, Aug 18, 2006.

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  1. Tom Seeley

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    Just as a general rule of thumb, assuming I'm not having specific problems, about how often would it be prudent to run my protection software such as AVG, Spybot, Ewido, and Ad-Aware? I know about keeping their defs up to date, and so forth. I'm just curious how often to have them do scans. Each one of them tends to take upwards of an hour per scan on my machine. That's no big deal, but it's not something I can just start and fuggedaboutit, so I'd like some opinions on how often to fit it into my usual routines.
     
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    Hi we all no doubt have our own routines of running scans...for me it's about once a week.
     
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