running all those manual scans after-the-fact only provides second-opinion scanning to pick up cooties that already made it past your AV onto the system.
By then, it can be very much too late -- the damage will be done
I suppose, but going to forum section "am I infected" and getting help for such, it seems "cooties" are going to be eliminated.
I mean no disrespect, but that's an unwise and unsafe approach, especially with today's threat landscape, especially things like ransomware.
PREVENTION is always preferable to after-the-fact CLEANUP.
In many cases, the malware and the removal thereof will have seriously damaged the system and/or caused irretrievable data loss.
The nominal sum for robust real-time protection works out to pennies a day.
It's much cheaper than the time, effort, aggravation and cost trying to recover from a serious infection, identity theft or other catastrophe.
Also, that many such security programs are not always compatible at same time.
You are correct in that one should never have overlapping applications, such as two realtime anti-virus programs.
However, as the article for which I provided the link explains, an AV alone is not sufficient these days.
A layered approach with an AV + anti-malware + anti-exploit protection (and sometimes other measures) is the recommended "best practice" for most home users.
The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (and other, similar products) are specifically designed to run alongside all of the popular AVs, to protect against the sort of threats the AVs often miss.
I suggest reading that article and other pinned topics in that section to learn more.
>>The most critical aspects of computer safety are a user who practices "safe hex" AND making frequent data backups & system images to help expedite a recovery, should disaster occur.