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Updating AV and Anti-Spyware?


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Thanks for your help. Problem solved :whistling:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:52 PM.

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Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:52 PM.

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Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:53 PM.

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Hello matty3,

I would suggest that you enable any automatic update features that your AV and Anti-Malware applications may have. If they don't have an automatic update feature I would strongly recommend that you check for updates at least every couple days. New infections and their variants are being produced on a daily basis and the best way to try to keep protected against them is to keep AV and Anti-Malware applications updated with their latest signature files.

Ensure that you have any resident scanning options enabled and failing this do a manual scan at least on a weekly basis. You can schedule this to happen with the use of Scheduled Tasks if neccessary.

HTH
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The way my AV (avast) works i can schedule in three ways, Boot time scans(best fastest and most thourogh scan), scheduled (a time when computers on but you wont be needing it) and screensaver i use the screensaver alot as i can leave my computer and itll just scan itslef which basically ensures even if i forget to scan manually the PC has a full scan at least once a day.
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Thanks for your help :whistling:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:53 PM.

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i think that you shoud run it one a week or evry 3 day
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Thanks for your help :whistling:

Edited by Matt T, 16 December 2007 - 09:53 PM.

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