Is it okay to run some programs WHILE online?

  CurlyWhirly 22:50 14 Nov 2004

Hi. I have just updated Ad-Aware SE as pointed out by Forum member 'Lionheart' in his recent post today.
After downloading the updates to Ad-Aware SE, SpyBot, a2 Trojan scanner & my McAfee anti-virus program I always run them while connected to the internet.

Is this the WRONG thing to do or does it not matter? i.e. Should you run these programs while NOT online?

  CurlyWhirly 22:53 14 Nov 2004

p.s I run these programs after an update to save the hassle of logging off, running the program(s) and then logging back on again.
Lazy I know!

  hugh-265156 22:53 14 Nov 2004

im always connected so always run these without unplugging my modem. my guess is its ok and if you need to close browser windows etc the program normally tells you so.

  CurlyWhirly 22:56 14 Nov 2004

Thanks. So I will continue to do what I have ALWAYS been doing then!
Just curious as me being 'lazy' might cause registry problems in the future caused by running applications WHILE online. Resolved.

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