When is the Right Time to Scan...?

By mypenry · 6 replies
Sep 17, 2006
  1. First sorry if this is in the wrong section, its my first post and I have some learning to do...

    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. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    It`s Ok to run scans while your surfing,if your system reasonably fast.

    If you have reason to believe that there are viruses/spyware on your system

    you should run them in safe mode.

    You should not need to scan more than once a week,if your careful on the net.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Well said Peddant.

    I couldn`t have put it better myself lol.


    For future reference.

    If you ever suspect you have a virus, go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Then post fresh HJT and Ewido logs as attachments into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of mypenry only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  4. mypenry

    mypenry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks ...Howard
    good to know you are there to help us newbies..

    Thanks ...... Mypenry

    PS Howard ...Do you know Trawden ...?
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yes I know Trawden, it`s just up the road from me.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. mypenry

    mypenry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Howard, do you know Hollin Hall ....?

  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No, I can`t say that I do mate.

    Regards Howard :)
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