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How often do you scan with avast!? (Not scans while infected)

Daily
Every 2-3 days
Once a week
1-2 times a month
Rarely
Irregularly
Never
What is scanning?
I only scan with other software

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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2011, 03:56:27 PM »
I run a daily on demand scanning with very reduced settings just for false positive detections in my main files.
It helped to correct detection more than once.
I run it scheduled while I'm not working in the computer.

Of course, it does not add that much in security, just to help other users :)
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2011, 09:51:34 PM »
Every 2-3 days I scan. I'm running a quick scan right this minute! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2011, 11:16:54 PM »
I generally do overall cleanup once a week over the weekend:  avast full system scan, SAS and MBAM def updates and quick scans, registry cleaning (essentially just history items), and defrag.  I might also do the three scans if there's suspicious problems with the system, which more often than not are typically just from web servers being unusually busy.
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2011, 08:07:28 PM »
I do a daily scheduled quick scan with MSE.

I don't use avast! anymore.

I do manage two family members computers with avast! by remote control.

By manage I mean if they have problem with they're computers.
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2011, 08:45:14 PM »
I don't use avast! anymore.
Why not? :'(
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2011, 08:46:49 PM »
A quick scan with Malwarebytes weekly, and a full scan with avast!, monthly.

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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2011, 09:34:47 PM »
With avast! almost never (I find it totally useless), but with MBAM and ESET online about twice a month.
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2011, 09:44:38 PM »
Full Scan-Once a week  ;D  8)

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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2011, 09:53:07 PM »
25 boot time scans a day is the minimum.
Usually I also run 55 full scans and 379 quick scans.
Everyone should do this daily. :P ;D
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2011, 10:04:30 PM »
25 boot time scans a day is the minimum.
Usually I also run 55 full scans and 379 quick scans.
Everyone should do this daily. :P ;D

I do this in 23457687657645637465 computers daily, one by one ;D
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2011, 10:06:02 PM »
25 boot time scans a day is the minimum.
Usually I also run 55 full scans and 379 quick scans.
Everyone should do this daily. :P ;D


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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2011, 10:13:35 PM »
I do this in 23457687657645637465 computers daily, one by one ;D

Good. :)

:o :o

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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2011, 11:14:40 PM »
Thx for all of you replying
anyway is anyone here who needs also charts
I can make Pie Charts, Bar Charts, Doughnut Charts
Whatever you want

Anyway
Whats a scan  ;D
A scan is an action taken by a specific program to check if the computer or his files are infected with malware
also known as virusses. There are several methods which a scanning software can use to identify malware:

Signature-based detection

Traditionally, antivirus software heavily relied upon signatures to identify malware. This can be very effective, but cannot defend against malware unless samples have already been obtained and signatures created. Because of this, signature-based approaches are not effective against new, unknown viruses.

As new viruses are being created each day, the signature-based detection approach requires frequent updates of the virus signature dictionary. To assist the antivirus software companies, the software may allow the user to upload new viruses or variants to the company, allowing the virus to be analyzed and the signature added to the dictionary.

Although the signature-based approach can effectively contain virus outbreaks, virus authors have tried to stay a step ahead of such software by writing "oligomorphic", "polymorphic" and, more recently, "metamorphic" viruses, which encrypt parts of themselves or otherwise modify themselves as a method of disguise, so as to not match virus signatures in the dictionary.

Heuristics

Some more sophisticated antivirus software uses heuristic analysis to identify new malware or variants of known malware.

Many viruses start as a single infection and through either mutation or refinements by other attackers, can grow into dozens of slightly different strains, called variants. Generic detection refers to the detection and removal of multiple threats using a single virus definition.
For example, the Vundo trojan has several family members, depending on the antivirus vendor's classification. Symantec classifies members of the Vundo family into two distinct categories, Trojan.Vundo and Trojan.Vundo.B.

While it may be advantageous to identify a specific virus, it can be quicker to detect a virus family through a generic signature or through an inexact match to an existing signature. Virus researchers find common areas that all viruses in a family share uniquely and can thus create a single generic signature. These signatures often contain non-contiguous code, using wildcard characters where differences lie. These wildcards allow the scanner to detect viruses even if they are padded with extra, meaningless code. A detection that uses this method is said to be "heuristic detection."
 

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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2011, 11:17:17 PM »
Thx for all of you replying
anyway is anyone here who needs also charts
I can make Pie Charts, Bar Charts, Doughnut Charts
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Re: Poll: How often do you scan?
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2011, 11:20:10 PM »
On my main computer, full scan at 8 P.M. on Friday.

Never found anything.

On the other computers, just once in a while.
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