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#1 rlprlp

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 10:11 AM

I have a question regarding using pretty much any security program on HP computers specifically. Those who know HP computers know that they come with a hard disk partition (d:) that the HP Recovery is stored on. This is the closest one can get to a reformat on an HP computer, as they do not come with Windows CDs. I have noticed that the d: is locked, and cannot even be browsed with Windows Explorer. Does anyone know with certainty if it is necessary to continually scan the d:, week after week, with anti-virus and anti-spyware programs? Scanning the d: adds quite a few minutes to these scans every week. I've had my share of annoyances, but can honestly say that no scanner has ever once found any malware on the d:. Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 12:51 PM

When I had an HP computer, I scanned the D drive but rarely, since nothing is ever downloaded into it.
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Posted 12 November 2006 - 11:41 AM

That's pretty much what I was guessing, hence the posting of my question. I think that I will skip the d: scans, unless I have an actual problem, and only then just to be thorough. Thank you, John.




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