Excessive Scanning?

  GlynH 17:51 21 Oct 2004

I have scheduled my Virus scanner to do a scan EVERY night (in the morning about 4am). Do you think this is excessive?

I play online and browse the net every night.

I also have a thrid part software Firewall.


  Gaz 25 18:09 21 Oct 2004

that is very good that you scan your computer every day. It will ensure your computer is free from virus on a daily basis.

Personally though, if it is norton for example it updates every wednesday so just set it to scan at weekends say.

  Jackcoms 18:21 21 Oct 2004


I assume that you've also scheduled your AV to update its virus definitions on a regular basis.

Bit pointless scanning regularly if the definitions are out of date!

  GlynH 22:19 21 Oct 2004

Cheers guys,

Yep, Auto update of Definitions is set - it scans for the latest ones every time I connect - which is every day.

I'll leave it as is then.

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