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Offline hags1960

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WHICH SCANNING IS BETTER
« on: February 01, 2009, 01:11:38 PM »
Hello all i was wondering is it better to do a (BOOT TIME SCAN) or a regular scan which scans better and picks up the virus or trojan if there r any.Also should they be deleted if found or put in the chest.

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Re: WHICH SCANNING IS BETTER
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 05:06:28 PM »
It is not a case of better, it is a case of you use the boot-time scan when avast detects something in normal mode that can't be dealt with, e.g. the file is in use by another program, or protected in some other way.

Deletion isn't really a good first option (you have none left), 'first do no harm' don't delete, send virus to the chest and investigate.

There is no rush to delete anything from the chest, a protected area where it can do no harm. Anything that you send to the chest you should leave there for a few weeks. If after that time you have suffered no adverse effects from moving these to the chest, scan them again (inside the chest) and if they are still detected as viruses, delete them.
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Re: WHICH SCANNING IS BETTER
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 10:33:33 PM »
Boot time scan like ppl say its the best scan for find virus
« Last Edit: February 01, 2009, 11:25:14 PM by Mr.Agent »

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Re: WHICH SCANNING IS BETTER
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 11:47:47 PM »
It is no different at finding a virus than an on-demand scan, it uses the same signatures and engine. Just because it is being run outside of windows doesn't make detection any better only to get round issues that avast can't deal with when in normal mode as I pointed out.

A Thorough scan with archives is more thorough than the boot-time scan IMHO.
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