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#1 honu1

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:50 PM

Is AVG supposed to run a daily total computer scan?
Ever since I had my computer at the repair shop, I notice that every night for 3 whole hours AVG is scanning my system!
I thought that AVG was always running in the background to check for viruses. I really don't understand what this long scan is all about.

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:07 PM

Once a week is enough. You can change the setting in the program. I ditched it on account of all the update problems & am using Avira Antivir. 3 hours seems like a long time unless you have a lot of applications & other stuff on your hard-drive.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for at least one response. Whenever I go to the AVG forum, I become more confused.
I have no idea what I have on my hard drive. I'm not sure what you mean by applications,sorry.
I want AVG to run,but I still don't understand about the 3 hour scan every day.
Any other suggestions?
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:31 PM

More input,please? :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

You need to go to the AVG user control panel and unschedule any automatic scan. If you have real time protection running, a full scan is not needed on a daily basis. The amount of time it takes to scan your hard drive is dependent on the number of files it must scan; if your hard drive is full of programmes, music and picture files, it will take much longer.
Double click on the MyComputer Icon on your desktop, and you can determine the size of your hard drive and how much of it is used.
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:10 PM

Thanks,John
It's doing the usual lengthy scan already+I don't want to upset things by stopping it. I will,however,look into those settings when it's finished.
Do you suppose that once a week is sufficient for a full scan?

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 05:15 PM

I just did that double click thing for my computer. I'm at a loss as to how much room I really have left on my hard drive.
I'll bet there is a place in this forum where I can figure it out?
Okay, give me just a wee hint,please?
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:31 PM

You can do this to find out how much space you have on your HD.

Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:21 AM

In the window that opens, after you double-click the My Computer icon, right-click Local Drive (C:), and select Properties.
Click the General tab.
The pie-chart will show you the amount of disk space you have used, and what's available.
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:14 PM

Thanks,tg911
Appears I have at least 3/4 free space on my C drive.
I did uncheck the box for auto scanning every day. I can do it manually once weekly as I do with Spybot. Of course it's still going to take the long 3 hours, but that's okay.

Does it make any difference to scan with Spybot first(as it's so much faster), or is it better to run the AVG scan?

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