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How often do you do a virus scan?

post #1 of 16
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Just out of curiosity. I run a scan every Friday on my notebook, which seems to be enough, since I very rarely download stuff, but the computers at work are set to run a scan automatically every day.
post #2 of 16
Every night. Then again I am in charge of the computers at work and I have them scheduled to run every day too.... Call me paranoid.

Since we went from weekly scanning at work to daily - the virus outbreak has gone dramatically down. (just about nil)
post #3 of 16
I do it weekly. I like the AVS free Anti Virus. It scans each email I get, and it says right on the email that it was scanned and is Virus Free. It's set to automatically scan on Sunday morning.
post #4 of 16
I have the antivirus set up to scan every night when no one is using it and I update every day. Theres always new viruses (or is it virii?) every day and can never be too careful.
post #5 of 16
I sacn once a week on all 3 computers. Our emails are scanned when recieving them automatically. I download a lot of stuff and that seems to be enough
post #6 of 16
Daily.
post #7 of 16
my computer set to run a scan automatically every Friday
post #8 of 16
My computer problems have been practically nil. I never get viruses, but I scan every few months.
post #9 of 16
I scan once a week but everything I download I scan before opening and my emails are scanned automatically
post #10 of 16
Our software does such a good job to actively monitor EVERYTHING on our computers that we don't worry about it too much. That said, it is still set to run weekly.

At work it runs daily, which it needs to since I really don't trust the software we use there. It doesn't usually catch the emails that I know are viruses anyway. Makes me nervous because there are virus emails out there that you don't have to open an attachment to get...and I don't think our software is good enough. But I made my suggestion with price quotes (much cheaper than the POS we got), and the IT guy made his decision to stick with the same company that hasn't protected us before...
post #11 of 16
I checked whenever I think of doing it, but it is set to run daily but since it's when I come on for breakfast I normally always switch it off.
post #12 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by valanhb
Our software does such a good job to actively monitor EVERYTHING on our computers that we don't worry about it too much. That said, it is still set to run weekly.
That's how my software is, and the virus scan hasn't turned up anything for weeks on end, so I wondered if I were being overcautious. I use German software that consistently comes out on top in tests published by German PC magazines. Our school uses an internationally known program, and despite daily scans, the system sometimes gets infected, usually with adware. However, the students visit sites, and download stuff, that I wouldn't have any reason to go near.
post #13 of 16
I have a virus scan scheduled for every Friday evening at 8. I have Auto-protect enabled, so all my email coming in is checked. And I run Spybot every week or two, when I think of it. I have yet (touch wood ) to get a virus or spyware. Not about to stop checking though.
post #14 of 16
um, I don't know how..LOL ..

My husband does it..
post #15 of 16
I set my virus checker to update automatically and scan daily. The computer sits behind a firewall, security set to high and everything is scanned/monitored before I get it. I'm not paranoid....really
post #16 of 16
I HAD grisoft AVG anti virus and it either ran daily OR sometimes 2x a day. Then my computer was having so much problems I got rid of it and went back to yahoo anti virus.

Computer worked great for a day and then back to zilch! Yahoo's antivirus runs each night, but neither have caught any viruses!
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