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[Poll] How Often Do You Run A Virus/Maleware Scan On Your Computer?

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2 years ago#1
How Often Do You Run A Virus/Maleware Scan On Your Computer? - Results (214 votes)
I Don't Even Have Anti-Virus/Maleware Software On My Machine
5.61% (12 votes)
12
I Just Trust The Real-Time Scan Functionality In My Anti-Virus/Maleware
6.07% (13 votes)
13
At Least Once a Day
6.54% (14 votes)
14
At Least Once A Week
27.1% (58 votes)
58
At Least Once A Month
16.82% (36 votes)
36
At Least Once Every Few Months
10.28% (22 votes)
22
At Least Once A Year
2.34% (5 votes)
5
Only When I Feel Like Something May Be Wrong
19.63% (42 votes)
42
Only Once I Know Something Is Wrong
3.27% (7 votes)
7
Other (Please Post)
2.34% (5 votes)
5
This poll is now closed.
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2 years ago#2
Sunday night/Monday morning is when I run a malwarebytes scan
2 years ago#3
Runs daily in the background.
Your problem is you've spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren't. We used to be gorillas.
2 years ago#4
Firefox + ABP + Ghostery + No Script = no need for anti-virus software.
I run a scan maybe once a year, if that. It never turns up anything.

I'd know if my computer had any malware long before a scan could pick something up.
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2 years ago#5
as often as i want
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2 years ago#6
When I remember to do one.
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2 years ago#7
Once a week, if I remember to. But it's not something I go out of my way to do.
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2 years ago#8
r7gerrabbit posted...
Opera + ABP + Ghostery + No Script = no need for anti-virus software.
I run a scan maybe once a year, if that. It never turns up anything.

I'd know if my computer had any malware long before a scan could pick something up.
2 years ago#9
I'm afraid to ask what "maleware" is.

I only check if I think there's something wrong or if some chicken little manages to convince me that the sky is indeed actually falling. Then I run a scan, see that there's nothing wrong and curse myself for listening.
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2 years ago#10
Mine runs in the background. This isn't 1998, having one running in the background has almost no noticeable affect on performance. It is essentially free insurance, and what kind of dummy turns that down?
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