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-=- Quick, Flash, or Full Scan -=-

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I understand that the flash is the quickest of the scans, then the quick scan, finally the full scan takes the longest.

If I use the flash or the quick scan, am I missing out on possibly catching malware?

Are there certain situations when each type of scan is used?

Thanks!

Slashdot87

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Hello and :welcome:

A flash scan is usually performed after a DB update.

A quick scan is normally all that is needed and it will scan all common places where malware likes to hide.

A full scan is used when you what to scan other drives, also a full scan may pick up a few left overs from some malware, but usually a quick scan would have already picked up the main infection and removed it so the leftovers more than likely were not doing anything....

Hope that helps.

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