Author Topic: "Would you use an AV which does not include any on-demand scanning feature? "  (Read 8349 times)

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Offline Pondus

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I thought about cloud AVs but I think that even Panda Cloud for instance allows manual scans... not sure, I just tried it once or twice a while ago.
Yes it has something called "Optimised scan" and "Full scan"....it also does a bacground scan after install, you will see some hardisk activity, not sure if this is similar to the "optimised scan"
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I wonder if this thread has some more relevance now? Not having an on-demand scanner may perhaps have saved some users from adding to their grief in last night's FP episode.

(or perhaps having an on-demand scanner from a different company).

(luckily I missed the update)
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 07:55:23 PM by mag »

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I wonder if this thread has some more relevance now? Not having an on-demand scanner may perhaps have saved some users from adding to their grief in last night's FP episode.

(luckily I missed the update)

Good point.

To answer the initial question: yes, I would (and have a second scanner handy in case of. MBAM for instance.)
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It depends. The boot time scan in Avast is an on-demand scanner. I haven't ever used another antivirus product that had this feature. I would definitely want to keep this. But as for other on-demand scans, I don't schedule any scans. So if it includes getting rid of the boot scan then the answer would be no.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 02:44:12 AM by Charyb »