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full system scan vs boot-time scan
« on: June 30, 2012, 04:17:23 PM »
I had a question. I have avast!Internet Security. When I run a full system scan, it takes around @30 minutes and scans @60,000 files. I just did a boot-time scan for the first time last night and it took @50 minutes for only @40,000 files. Why is it such a difference? I run the full system scan every week. Should I be running the boot-time scan instead?

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Re: full system scan vs boot-time scan
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 04:20:12 PM »
I run the full system scan every week. Should I be running the boot-time scan instead?

No.
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Re: full system scan vs boot-time scan
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 04:22:16 PM »
Ok. When should you run the boot-time scan?

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Re: full system scan vs boot-time scan
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 04:23:41 PM »
Ok. When should you run the boot-time scan?

If you think/know that you're infected.
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Re: full system scan vs boot-time scan
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2012, 04:33:43 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: full system scan vs boot-time scan
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2012, 04:40:02 PM »
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