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#1 rlprlp

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:40 AM

I use AVG free, and am on my second day of the 15-day trial of SUPERAntiSpyware. I have been previously using SpySweeper, but I suppose that that doesn't matter in regards to this question.

I run scans on Saturday mornings, just after midnight, when we are in bed, and not using the PC. First I run the AS scan, and then the AV scan. I note the scan times, and then set the schedules to allow approximately 10 minutes in between.

For no real reason, a curiosity popped into my head: Is there any difference, or advantage, in the order in which the two security programs are run? In other words, would there be any reason that I may want to run the AVG scan before the spyware scan, instead of after?

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:56 AM

I have never though of scanning order before. I just make sure that my scans are scheduled far enough apart so they wont overlap and possible conflict with each other. I schedule the AV at 0100 and the AS at 0300
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:38 AM

Since an Anti-virus and an Anti-spyware look for entirely different categories of malware, the order in which they run should not be of concern. I would think, though, that the application which generally takes the longest time to run should be scheduled last.
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#4 rlprlp

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

Thank you for the replies. I did not think that it mattered; I don't even know why that question popped into my mind. But I thought that maybe there was something I didn't know... nope; it doesn't seem so.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:45 PM

It never hurts to ask questions, because the one you FAIL to ask is the one that turns around and bites you you-know-where.
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