Antivirus and Antispyware scanning question

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by gracie123, Apr 22, 2006.

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  1. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am wondering if anyone can tell me if its better to run my antivirus for a full system scan before my antispyware for a full system scan or vice versa?

    My second question is, do I run each of these scanners in Safe Mode ( I am using Windows XP ) since most programs are not running?

    Thanks,

    Gracie :)
     
  2. sosaiso

    sosaiso Registered Member

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    The usual with safe mode is to run it there if you're suffering under a heavy infection. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    I'm not sure about the antivirus/spyware thing because I have mine automated and the only option is to run the antivirus first before the antispyware. damn suites! xP
     
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    i dont think the order matters, but id run the AV first since it has teh broadest malware detection. as for safe mode, its usually a safe bet. it doesnt hurt to scan in normal Windows tho.
     
  4. gracie123

    gracie123 Registered Member

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    Hi all :),

    Well thank you for your replies... I appreciate the information.

    Thanks again!

    Gracie
     
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