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SAS Quick scan vs Complete

Tony D

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#1
I see that SAS has options to scan in either Quick or Complete mode.

What do you think about running a Quick scan on startup and Complete scans once/week?
 

Seth

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#2
I see that SAS has options to scan in either Quick or Complete mode.

What do you think about running a Quick scan on startup and Complete scans once/week?

On a suggestion from a SAS owner (me lol!), the company will be incorporating an advanced scheduled scan option in which a combination of the quick and complete scan can be utilized.

SAS's real time protection will keep out most infections. Of the the malware that gets through, the "quick" scan will catch 90% of it.

I recommend user education from the "How to prevent a malware infection" post, and a complete sas scan once per week.
 

AdvancedSetup

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#3
What do you think about running a Quick scan on startup
I think I would be quite upset that this utility was running every time I started up my computer. Even on a fast system it will still take 2 to 5 minutes to complete which is way beyond my patience time :eek: :D

Seriously I don't think anyone would want or need it to run on startup doing a scan.
 

RandyL

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#4
I hardly ever scan. There's no reason to. I can't get it to find anything on my computer. Since I have protection and don't install dubious software my system is always clean.

As for my old computer there is no way I would run a startup scan ever. Way too slow.