Scheduling Antivirus Scans for Convenient Time

Posted on September 28, 2011

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Your antivirus protection is the strongest when besides the ever present real-time monitoring it is also used consistently for deep scans of your whole system and other hard drives. The best virus protection suites are quite hungry for your system resources even  when your computer is quite powerful and boasts lots of spare RAM or when you are using a modest computer with an older version of the software (which you still keep updating with the fresh antivirus databases regularly). You won’t be too vexed with the occasional small system freezes during the deep antivirus scan when working on some lightweight tasks like surfing the Web, networking and chatting or editing simple non-formatted texts in Notepad or the likes even if the overall system check will take more than an hour or two. But if the tasks you are usually performing on your computer are connected with multimedia editing and complex calculation a deep system scan can seriously interfere or even stand in a way of your doing your job. Fortunately there still is the way to perform the needed anti virus protection tasks and get it out of you job’s way.

You can schedule the antivirus scans of desired depth and in desired locations for the time when your PC is running, but you are not using it – for example when you leave your P2P programs running in the night downloading and uploading files while you are sleeping peacefully. It is the perfect time to schedule your antivirus’ work, too! Alternatively you can schedule your antivirus updates for night if you need your broadband all for yourself during the other working hours. Also you can select an option of automatic switching your computer off after the selected tasks are performed.

It doesn’t matter when exactly you update your security soft and initiate the checks – it is important to keep your computer’s digital shield ready to protect you against the malicious software and scripts. You should not forget about it and even if your computer is not connected to the Internet you still can update it using the pre-downloaded key files that you can obtain through the Web using devices that do have an Internet access. Most antivirus programs have a built-in wizard for offline updates that will take you through all the necessary steps of bringing your security software up to date. After such updates you should also run deep scans on your offline PC because the flash drive and other removable hard drives carry and spread almost as much malicious soft on them as the never-ending torrent of spam bombing everybody’s e-mail accounts daily. You’d better turn off the option of auto-running the drives that are being plugged in and initialized on your computer hence lessening the possibility of catching up the small but really annoying auto-run viruses that do little harm at first, but can become a great pain after they block the file manager and cut off your access to the mounted hard drives of your system. So watch out for the little troubles so that they do not bring you greater woes.

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