Author Topic: How often should I do a scan?  (Read 12616 times)

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Dch48

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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2010, 06:11:59 AM »
There used to be a purpose for screensavers way back when you could get burn in on the monitor if the same thing was displayed for too long of a time. That was eliminated many years ago so now screensavers are just eye candy without a real purpose.

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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2010, 12:52:26 PM »
There used to be a purpose for screensavers way back when you could get burn in on the monitor if the same thing was displayed for too long of a time. That was eliminated many years ago so now screensavers are just eye candy without a real purpose.
I do enjoy some eye candy though.

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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2010, 05:25:14 PM »
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I really can't see the purpose of a screen saver, I don't sit in front of my monitor watching the screen saver
you don`t have to watch it David.... ;).....i don`t, but i know it is there doing the job when i am watching fotball wm.... ;D

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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010, 06:21:34 PM »
I don't watch paint drying either, but I know it is drying all the same. If you feel the need for a scan to be run in this cyclic manner then the scan when Idle fits the bill.

I don't use either as I don't thing there is a huge requirement for either of those on-demand scans. This may well have been the case with avast 4.8 home when you couldn't schedule a scan. But now you can do that with avast 5 free, so either scheduling a Quick/Full/Custom scan to take place at a convenient time further depreciating the value of these cyclic scans.

Just my 2p worth (excuse the pun on saving power/planet/cash), each to their own.
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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2010, 07:23:46 PM »
I don't watch paint drying either, but I know it is drying all the same.
My screensaver is a little bit more exciting and refreshing than that ;D
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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2010, 07:36:46 PM »
hmmmm.......i wonder where Kenny found that picture of my wife.....  ;D
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Re: How often should I do a scan?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2010, 12:32:57 AM »
hmmmm.......i wonder where Kenny found that picture of my wife.....  ;D
I never noticed you watching. ;)