How many times do you perform a scan to your computer to check for viruses?

@icesmile (7172)
Romania
October 23, 2009 5:40am CST
You know that is very easy to use wrong sites, who make you more "rich" with some viruses...are so many ways to take this small viruses who make your computer "crazy" How many times do you perform a scan to your computer to check this viruses?
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17 responses
• India
23 Oct 09
i don,t think so, in my pc i am not using any antivirus because any antivirus may slow down your computer. my pc works very smoothly without antivirus. i don't know how any person's pc getting harmed with viruses. i use my pc from one & half years and without antivirus and i don't think my pc getting slow or some my data is being loose in this period. so think about it and have a nice day.
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@icesmile (7172)
• Romania
23 Oct 09
so, you never had a virus in your computer? you are lucky
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• Philippines
23 Oct 09
Probably you are using linux, unix or MAC OS. These OS are somewhat less vulnerable to viruses. But if you are using windows, you definitely should have an antivirus.
@jugsjugs (13046)
23 Oct 09
Our computer is done automatic to scan once aday as well as each time we turn to computer on it is done,so far we have had no problems.All i can say is i know there are alot of virus problems being sent on facebook at the moment.
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• Philippines
27 Oct 09
An automatic scheduled scan is done daily by our anti-virus. There is a scheduled time of the day that the system just scans the whole computer. We believe that we should have one good anti-virus software to protect our computers. So far, it has been doing its job. We are contented with the anti-virus we have now.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
I have set my anti-virus to scan every week. That way, I do not need to scan it manually. Of course if there are new files that I copy or save from other sources, I scan them before opening. But for the whole computer, it is done automatically based on the settings that I have configured my anti-virus to scan.
@JohnJeff (722)
• Malaysia
25 Oct 09
I scan my computer everyday.It's easy task.Just update my anti virus software and start scan.I also scan my pendrive frequently to avoid virus and encourage my friends to do that before use my computer.
• United Kingdom
24 Oct 09
I carry out this task once per week every week! I use Norton 360 and I'm really pleased with it. I like the fact that it constantly updates itself every minute or so. This is one way that it is able to stay ahead of new viruses coming out onto the market. Sometimes I forget to do this when I'm busy at the weekend but I do it at the earliest opportunity, this should be part and parcel of good computer maintenance. Andrew
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
24 Oct 09
Apart from the auto updates of the AV DB, I manually scan all the drives twice a week atleast. I also run Anti-Malware program once I am done scanning my system using the AV. This is just to ensure that any adware or trojans that were not detected by the AV, are detected by the other program.
• India
24 Oct 09
as frequently as possible.full scan atleast once a week and quick scan on daily basis.if i use pendrive and usb then too i do a scan.still i recently lost my data.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
24 Oct 09
I will do a quick scan once a week, and a more complete scan once a month. All this will be set in my anti virus program as then I have less worry on when to check my PC
@lovedude (4457)
• India
24 Oct 09
yeah you are right.. I perform scan once/twice in a week.. I am having symentec antivirus in our office system. and at home I use Norton antivirus. and I really care for viruses alot.. not afraid from it but I was victim of trojan and my yahoo password got stolen but anyhow I managed it and now always take care while typing the password.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Oct 09
I have a scan scheduled for everyday. I used to do it once a week but I had a computer crash on me once so now I think it's better to keep up with the scans and do them daily.
@ample03 (403)
• India
24 Oct 09
I have Windows OS in my PC. Compared to other Operating systems like Linux and Mac, the Windows has very good chances to get infected easily if I do not install an updated antivirus. I have installed AVG free in my PC and I update that on regular basis. I have configured the settings so that it scans my PC thoroughly once in a week. This is an automated task and it runs in the background so I do not have to halt other works for it. Otherwise whenever I get any file from outside, I always check before installing or copying to hard disk. I am really scared with the .exe, .zip, .rar ,pen drives and those sites which easily infect computer when they carry virus.
@yyfyqb (97)
• United States
23 Oct 09
I never scan my compuer until it run slowly or has a problem. I have installed the antivirus software. When there is a suspicious program, it will warn me to deal with. my computer works well and I think it is not necessary to scan it frequently.
@doormouse (4619)
23 Oct 09
we do a quick scan every day and a full scan weekly
• Philippines
23 Oct 09
I scan my computer when I have connected to internet and downloaded something. I scan my computer when I connected a flash drive which was connected to other PC that i do not know if infected with virus or not. To put it simply, I only scan my computer every time it is connected to other networks such as internet and media transfers from portable devices, USB drives CD etc.
• United States
23 Oct 09
My antivirus scans each day on its on at a certin time. I also perform a full system scan on my own 3-4 times each week.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
23 Oct 09
I perform a scanning process on computer..very often.. i don't try it daily.. but 2 times in a week i performed this process..