Whats the best Time to Run a Scan...?

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  1. mypenry

    mypenry Registered Member

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    Can any one please tell me when running a scan programme for viruses, Trojans Etc is it better to use the
    Scanning programme when….

    A. Off line ( no internet connection )
    B. On Line ( with internet connection on )
    C. Off Line but in Safe Mode

    The reason I ask is that ive been running my scan programs while I surf the internet…?
    Does it really make any difference when you run a scan..?

    Thanks ………………. Mypenry
     
  2. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    A scan means heavy disk activity so i would advise to do while offline with no programs opened.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    i just run my scans in normal windows with my internet connection active. ive had no problems with this yet.

    antivir and nod32 are very fast so i can just wait them out or check my email.
     
  4. tansu

    tansu Registered Member

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    When you say "the best time to scan", it appears to do it in Ultimate safe mode.
    But a usual safe mode without network connection will do it in my opinion.
     
  5. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    If your PC is infected, than I would choose this one. Most malicious software will not run in Safe Mode (like startup keys), so exe is not locked and can be removed by antimalware soft.

    As for a rutine scan, you can scan anytime you want, it does matter, it just takes resources.
     
  6. ccsito

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    I would recommend doing the scan without being connected and with as little open programs/windows as possible. Scans tend to consume computer resources and also may conflict with other programs (I had a conflict between my resident antivirus program and antispyware scanning programs).
     
  7. the Tester

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    I normally do my updating then run any scans off-line.
    I don't know if that is the "best",that's just how I do it.
     
  8. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I don't run them anymore, it takes too much time and not sufficient enough for me.
    I roll back in the past, where everything was still OK. :)
     
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