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Offline babyoh

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using media player, files, when running anti-malware apps
« on: December 20, 2005, 04:22:41 PM »
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i usually turn off all other apps, and close all files, when i run SYMANTEC AV, Spybot, Microsoft anti-spyw, Adaware etc.
THIS is my question:
Is it NECESSARY for me to do that?
it'd be nice to listen to media player, and edit files, while these apps check for infections. i just didn't know if they screwed up the scans.
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Re: using media player, files, when running anti-malware apps
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005, 07:25:04 PM »
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i usually turn off all other apps, and close all files, when i run SYMANTEC AV, Spybot, Microsoft anti-spyw, Adaware etc.
THIS is my question:
Is it NECESSARY for me to do that?

 I always recommend you shut down as many programs as possible while scanning but you do not need to shut down the programs that you have open when scanning BUT it can make programs such as your Anti-Virus scanner Slow right down and thus make them take twice as long at least.
you could always set then to scan while you are not using your PC such as in the middle of the night or while you are sitting down enjoying your

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Q: does it work
A: It does seem to for a few hours at least.