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Windows 98--a question about Mcafee antivirus, about scheduleing it to run

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by xfile47, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. xfile47

    xfile47 Thread Starter

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    I wanted to know
    If you have dial up and you have McAfee antivirus, you have it set to run every friday at say 8:00 does the computer have to be on for it to run? I know it sounds kind of dumb but I say it has to be on, a friend and I are having a disagreement about it. If you have dial up and you your computer is turned off then it has no power so it couldn;t run a scan, right? I mean I know you don't have to be on the internet to run the antiviurs scan but the computer had to at least be on doesn't it? He says it will run anyway, I told him not unless the computer is on, can you tell me who is right??
     
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    cybertech Retired Moderator

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    The computer has to be on!

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