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Doing Avg, Spybot, Ad-aware, Etc. Scans W/2-logons


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#1 bloomcounty

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 03:49 PM

My laptop has two logons, and both are marked as administrator. I always run the AVG Free A/V scan, the Spybot scan, and the Ad-Aware scan when I'm logged in on my logon (never on the other logon). When these things scan, are they checking the whole computer, including any files/settings/etc. that would be solely for the other logon? Or do you have to run the scans twice, once on each logon? (Which would be a pain in the butt...)

And, whatever the answer is, would the AVG Antispyware Free scanner work the same way? (I'll be installing that on my replacement laptop coming up soon...)

Thanks!
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 02:43 AM

If you are scanning the whole computer, it would scan all files, including files of the other log-on account.

Therefore, you only need to scan on 1 account.

I have the same situation on my PC and i only scan on my account, seems to work just fine :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:08 AM

Okey-doke -- thanks!
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 01:39 AM

No worries, glad i helped :thumbsup:
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