How often do you Scan your Computer?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Dermot7, Oct 3, 2010.

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How often do you Scan your Computer?

  1. Multiple times daily

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  2. Daily

    24 vote(s)
    22.0%
  3. Weekly

    33 vote(s)
    30.3%
  4. Monthly

    10 vote(s)
    9.2%
  5. Less often

    14 vote(s)
    12.8%
  6. Hardly ever

    18 vote(s)
    16.5%
  7. Never

    6 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    A Daily scan for me.
     
  2. Noob

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    Also depends on which scanner we are talking about, since i use EAM and as everyone knows this scanner is kinda slow i only scan like once or twice like i said before :p

    But if it was something faster like HMP or AV's with the fingerprinting technology that only scan new and changed files then it would be another thing :rolleyes:
     
  3. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Another one of those who never scans. No AV installed.
     
  4. Boost

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    Hardly Ever.

    Got better things to do then play with scanners :thumb:
     
  5. arran

    arran Registered Member

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    I Prevent infection from happening in the first place. So why would I need to Scan?
     
  6. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    For viruses, once a week.

    For malware-SAS and MBAM, several times a day.
     
  7. Tarq57

    Tarq57 Registered Member

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    I answered monthly, but it's probably less than that. Maybe once monthly with Avast (quick scan) and every other month with MBAM (quick scan.)

    That's if I remember.
    So far, nothing found.
     
  8. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG Registered Member

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  9. Rampastein

    Rampastein Registered Member

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    Probably about once in a year, and even that only for creating the KIS' iSwift database so the real-time protection works faster and doesn't scan those files which were scanned during the full scan.
     
  10. ProTruckDriver

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    Quick Scans are Daily. Full scans are Weekly:)
     
  11. carat

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    Weekly should be enough :thumb:
     
  12. pegr

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    Prevx is set to do a scheduled daily scan.
     
  13. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    less often

    once is 3-4 month or so with KIS and avast and bit-defender from linux
     
  14. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    Weekly: first with my av and then with Emsisoft antimalware.
     
  15. pajenn

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    I use prevx free, which scans my computer daily provided sufficient idle time. I also use it to run short scans after it updates or if it finds an infected file (usually false positives). Beyond that, I run a quick scan with Emsisoft Commandline Scanner maybe every week or two, and something more comprehensive only if I have a reason to suspect a problem.
     
  16. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

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    twice...:D it just takes 10 mins for me though:D
     
  17. mrgigabyte

    mrgigabyte Registered Member

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    i do all my scanning weekly unless i feel something get in then it needs to be check rt then
     
  18. Rompin Raider

    Rompin Raider Registered Member

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    Scan weekly if I think about it...honestly, I don't see the need with KIS 2011 (and most free/paid AV protection), although anything is possible. I must be looking for love in all the wrong places...unless I blindly click on something like a "Koobface" virus or whatever that was back in the spring of this year that tricked a lot of casual users, I don't see too many danger zones for the most part...knock on wood!
     
  19. Gobbler

    Gobbler Registered Member

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    Twice daily with Hitman Pro and once a week with MBAM.
     
  20. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    I do a full scan weekly, quick scan on average once a week also.
     
  21. pirej

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    I do a full scan once in 1 or 2 months with Avira, Sas, and MBAM, and eventually if i get suspicious about something.
    I've never had any problems.
     
  22. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    I wipe more than I scan. :D
    An hour to scan or an hour to wipe, it's an easy choice.
    How many wipes does it take to get to a failed HD?
    3 years with an average of 1 a week, no issues yet.
     
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