I notice that Avira and some other antiviruses by default are only scheduled to do quick scans. Any thoughts on whether this is good enough for a casual user?
I am setting up an old XP computer for someone who is a senior citizen, not savvy enough that I can tell them to run occasional full scans. And if I schedule it to run full scans, then their old underpowered computer runs really slow for almost two hours when it is scanning. Usually when they first turn it on, just when they need to use it.
The real-time protection should catch anything a full scan would catch, if the threat categories are the same.
Moreno Valley, CA
|reply to Cronk |
Quick scans generally check for threats that are active, i.e., those that are currently running or configured to be loaded automatically by Windows. Full system scans check all files and may find additional dormant or inactive malware. While it is probably a good idea to run an occasional full scan, most infections that pose an immediate concern should be detected by a quick scan.