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Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:49 PM
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:50 AM
If you are logged into an administrator account, any typical malware scanner should do all files and folders. Now, registry issues is what may be a concern. If there is a malware issue in HKEY_CURRENT_USER in another account, that will not be covered because it is not loaded. Otherwise, you should be good.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:30 AM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:31 PM
Tracking cookies are files, tho, not registry entries. Most scanners will scan all files on each drive you configure it to. All user account files are accessible to admin accounts, so it is no problem to access the Documents and Settings folder. I don't know of any antivirus that can't do this--if I remember correctly some antimalware scanners may have had some problems with it, but most have upgraded now.
I think you are wrong. I share this PC with my daughter and my regular scan with SAS will show tracking cookies from both accounts in the finished report. I have had it so long on my PC that I cannot remember now if SAS has but most of these type of programs give you the option to scan for all users or just a specific user in the installation process. Sas definitely scans my whole PC from my account though.
Edited by Papakid, 26 January 2009 - 12:37 PM.
The fate of all mankind, I see
Is in the hands of fools
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