Best practices for malware scans?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by ejr, Nov 29, 2006.

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  1. ejr

    ejr Registered Member

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    I have NOD32 as well as my antispyware application run a full system scan every day. That way, I am assured of quickly catching the nasties that do make it onto my system.

    Are there any drawbacks to doing this other than the time that it takes? How often do you all scan for malware? What would be considered "best practices" as far as scanning frequency?
     
  2. cupez80

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    i do weekly scan every friday :D
     
  3. Brian N

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    Same here.
     
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    I do a daily scan.
     
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    ;) .......Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
     
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    AV: twice a month
    AS/AM: once a month
     
  7. The Gorilla

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    AV & AS every couple of days and then once every 4-6 weeks I do the same whlst in safe mode.
     
  8. ASpace

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    Hi ejr ! Assuming real-time protection is enabled , I would consider daily scans overkill . Make sure you use Blackspear's settings (maximum protection) , make sure you use the latest NOD32 2.7 and you should be alright with scans ~ 3 times a month .

    Learn how to protect your PC www.microsoft.com/protect

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  9. twl845

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    ejr - When you do your daily scans, how often do you find anything?
     
  10. ejr

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    haven't found anything significant in 1 year.
     
  11. ASpace

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    which means you should start scanning more rare ;) :)
     
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    ejr - I don't think we have to scan as much as people would lead us to believe. Unless you browse on the dark side, :ninja: I don't think we have to scan more than once a week. I don't scan on any schedule at all, just when I figure I'm due, like after some heavy surfing. Even then I only get a few data miners. Once I got a trojan, and took care of it.
     
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    Hardly ever scan, once every couple months on spyware scans, once a month or so with NOD32. Nothing found since at least 2001. Using updated Gecko based browsers and updated Java Runtime Environment (and other plugins).

    No real time antispyware besides NOD32 for the past year and 2 months. NOD32 has warned me on a couple of occasions about "IE exploits" cached by Firefox, SeaMonkey or JRE, but no danger there anyway.
     
  14. MaB69

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    Hi everybody,

    I think that a weekly scan with one or two product different from your real time prog is a good approach.

    Myself before imaging my system partition, i scan one week with Ewido micro then with SuperAntispyware free and the next week with A² free and Spyware Terminator

    Regards,

    MaB
     
  15. screamer

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    NOD32 runs every other day & ewido runs when NOD32 doesn't. I used to scan w/ NOD & ewido every day, but never find anything significant. EMON, does a great job of catching e-mail trojans and other nasties on my business account. I wouldn't be w/o NOD32.
     
  16. softtouch

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    Did somebody recognize that if you scan with ewido, that nod32 scans via amon all the files ewido is accessing? So its AS and AV at the same time.
     
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