to scan or not to scan

August 30, 2009 at 19:12:06
Specs: Windows XP
1. Using free ver.of Superanti spyware. Each time I scan it comes up with the same number of spyware-58. What gives?
2. I have nod 32 (eset) pro installed. Last week I spent the whole week trying to get rid of all the malware and viruses that were in my machine. Should I manually scan every couple of days with nod or is this just a lousy product?
Why isn't the malware nipped in the bud before they cause serious damage? Thanks in advance.

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#1
August 31, 2009 at 07:07:23
sounds like the spyware may be in your restore folders.
You may have to turn off system restore and scan, then turn it back on.

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#2
August 31, 2009 at 14:45:34
did as you said and the result was 51 instead of 58. At this point I am totally confused. The second part of my message was: can I simply download an anti vir program and have protection (provided it is updated either manually or auto) or do I have to run scans? Thanks for your help.

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#3
August 31, 2009 at 15:44:21
not any anti-malware progs are flawless. You may want to try a bootscan with Avast free and move all it finds to the chest.

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#4
August 31, 2009 at 20:39:44
Do I disable my spyware, malware and antivirus programs before running bootscan?

Is bootscan totally safe to run?

Why would I want to run it before windows xp home loads?


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#5
August 31, 2009 at 22:08:27
you want to run it before windows loads because you are doing an uninterupted bootscan with nothing else running.
You don't have to disable anything.
It is safe to run

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