Computer Security & Viruses/anti-virus

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Question
I am starting surfing, etc.

1. under the notification area icon, avg icon is there; therefore it is turn on. But there is no malwarebytes icon. I do not know if malwarebytes is turn on?

2. If Avg is running, why we need to scan as well?

3. Malwarebytes is not running automatically, so we need to scan. Would the virus first infect since we need scan?

4. What do you mean by manual?

Answer
1. The free version is not realtime therefore it does not run until you start it and manually update and scan.
2. If the problem is lying dormant it may not be detected unless a full system scan is performed.
3. I do not understand the question
4. Not automatic  

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Keith Davis

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Advice on how to avoid viruses and spyware. Suggestions on what software to run to avoid viruses and spyware. Identification of spyware, trojans, or virus infections. Overall system security.

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As a PC tech, removing and identifying many viruses and trojans from customer's PCs.

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4 classes short of a Networking degree.

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