I've gotten too paranoid over malware these past few months, so I run a threat scan with MBAM about twice or thrice a week. Recently, I heard someone say that scanning your computer too often will slowly wear out your hard disk. Now, I've stopped scanning my laptop too often and only run a quick scan with Microsoft Security Essentials occasionally. I'm mainly looking for an answer about the hardware side of the problem — not the security side.
Thank you very much!