Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:49 PM
Although it may take a while, I usually run the full scan. I run it went I know I will not use the computer for a while such as sleeping.
I do understand the reason why you ask. You may think, why scan archived files, if they have not changed, right?
My response to that is another question. How do you know they have not changed? I know of many viruses that like to change/alter your back up and system restore files.
To some, I may be overdoing my scans, but I update and scan with my anti-virus, Spybot, and Adware, once a week. I think you would benefit with a scheduled time that you do all your scans, whether it is once a week, or once a month.