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#1 Mike_Soda

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:42 PM

Although I am using the new PC I built full time now, I'd like to keep my old one working just in case. Is it enough to re-hookup, update & scan my old currently offline PC once a month or should it be once a week?


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:55 PM

If it is not connected to internet perhaps once a will be good enough. 

 

Better have CCleaner and an Anti Virus Running on it.

 

Avast Provides you with offline install-able updates. If you find any other anti virus offering offline updates just let me know though.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:06 AM

Although I am using the new PC I built full time now, I'd like to keep my old one working just in case. Is it enough to re-hookup, update & scan my old currently offline PC once a month or should it be once a week?


Assuming the computer is going to still be connected to the Internet, you are probably fine with once a month or even long as long as the first thing you do when you fire up the computer is to run Windows Update and also update your anti-virus definitions before you start doing things like browsing the Internet or checking email.

I have my old Windows desktop that had been largely unused for a year or more due to a couple of moves. When I finally did fire it up, I ran Windows Update and updated the antivirus and everything seems to be fine.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:14 AM

I go for weeks without firing up my alternate desktop...as a matter of routine, I then update, scan with my defense programs, and then do whatever it was that I intended to do on that system.  I don't employ chronological schedules to determine updating or scanning of either system.

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:18 PM

If it is not connected to internet perhaps once a will be good enough. 

 

Better have CCleaner and an Anti Virus Running on it.

 

Avast Provides you with offline install-able updates. If you find any other anti virus offering offline updates just let me know though.

 

 

 

Although I am using the new PC I built full time now, I'd like to keep my old one working just in case. Is it enough to re-hookup, update & scan my old currently offline PC once a month or should it be once a week?


Assuming the computer is going to still be connected to the Internet, you are probably fine with once a month or even long as long as the first thing you do when you fire up the computer is to run Windows Update and also update your anti-virus definitions before you start doing things like browsing the Internet or checking email.

I have my old Windows desktop that had been largely unused for a year or more due to a couple of moves. When I finally did fire it up, I ran Windows Update and updated the antivirus and everything seems to be fine.

 

 

 

I go for weeks without firing up my alternate desktop...as a matter of routine, I then update, scan with my defense programs, and then do whatever it was that I intended to do on that system.  I don't employ chronological schedules to determine updating or scanning of either system.

 

Louis

Thank you all, I'm going to do it once a month then or if i get time particularly on patch Tuesdays if Microsoft still does that for Windows 7.


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