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Malware Scans: Which User To Log In As

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#1 wwroller


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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:51 PM


XP sp2 here.

I always run my AV and malware scans while logged in as Administrator or an admin-level user. But I was wondering, will this catch problems that reside in the registries / setings folders of other user profiles? In other words, do I need to scan from within each user profile separately to be sure, or will scanning as Admin take care of everything on the machine??



Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 05 April 2007 - 05:11 PM.

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#2 ejames82


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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:54 PM

this same question was asked about a month ago, and nobody had a concrete answer. i thought that a scan would cover all users but another poster disagreed and said each user needed to run a separate scan. i always use the owner account, but once a week scan with administrator, just in case.

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