Computer security

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Goldenoldies, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Goldenoldies

    Goldenoldies Funster

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    I know this sounds sad, but this is something Ive needed to know but still dont. I got the old laptop out and have just completed three full computer scans using three different programs(well it is very wet and windy outside). If they all claim to do a full computer scan then as far as im concerned the results should be the same,here is what I got. AVG scanned 214000+ files none infected time of scan 48 mins. Malwarebytes scanned 327000+files 7 infected time of scan 1hr 38 mins. Microsoft saftey scan 652000+ files none infected time of scan 1hr 54 mins. There seems quite a big difference in what they do, how do we know which is best and safest in this day of internet banking.
     
  2. wivvy's dad

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    They all scan for different things, hence different results and times
     
  3. WynandJean

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    Yes different firms have different ideas as to what they consider a threat. Some will include things that boost the number of items in their scan - it makes for a better sales pitch. I think it's wise to occasionally use an online scan from different companies now and again as a kind of a catch-all.


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