-=PCTechTalk=- Re: AVG

Yep, the manual or auto system scan, that scans your entire system. Most
antivirus apps have the option to "scan your system for viruses." Many of
us, including me, do NOT scan, as it generally takes awhile, or just being
lazy (my case). But, yes, the scanning for viruses on your system is good to
be done on occasionally. 

For example... let's say a new virus just came out. I don't have a
definition/signature file for it yet. So, while I actually download the file
my virus scanner which scans everything as I open and access it will not
label it as a virus, and that's because it just doesn't know. There's no sig
for it yet. So, here I am infected, not knowing. About a week later, my
antivirus company finally creates a sig file for it. I update my antivirus
and get the new definition file which includes the signature for this new
virus. Well, I'm already infected, and the only way to really find it on my
system is to either access the file again (which might happen often if its
running in memory) or to run a system scan. Hence, the reason an occasional
scan is good.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctechtalk-
> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sandi Beach
> Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:15
> To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: AVG
> 
> Sir Troth, what do you mean by a system scan?  Are you referring to the
> AVG
> scan that is done automatically on a daily basis?  Or some other scan
> that
> we "ordinary people" need to know about.
> Sandi
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "~OoO~" <SirTroth@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 10:37 PM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: AVG
> 
> 
> > Remember, too, that you can get infected by something that you
> haven't
> > gotten updated definition files for yet. So, system scans allow you
> to
> > catch
> > viruses that are on your system because you didn't know about them
> > previously.
> >
> >
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