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MSE 2.0 Quick Scan vs Full Scan?

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While my Actual PC (COSMOS) can do bitdefender 2011's Full Scan in a matter of in the maximum a hour, my Acer Travelmate has problems with MSE's full scan, completing them in a minimum of two hours! So I have been using quick scan every day but am I still in danger? Also I do use MalwareBytes quick scan as well on the same PC.
    
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A full scan is advisable once in a while (a week or so). Quick scans can be done more often, when you feel like it, since it skips folders/files that don't usually contain malware, making it faster. Full scan, just scans everything.
Edited by Xenthos - 2/5/11 at 3:50am
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Here's a brief explanation about quick vs full: http://www.microsoft.com/security_es...c-7e40ccffb665

Basically quick scans areas that are most likely to get infected while full scans every file on the computer. If you're gonna run a scan every single day, it might as well be quick.

Are you in danger? Well no antivirus is perfect, so to some degree you always are, however the risk is greatly reduce with a good antivirus (MSE is good) and by simply using good judgment on what file to download/run and what sites to visit.
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