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SuperDave

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Disabled AV
« on: September 13, 2008, 07:34:15 PM »
While doing research for my on-line course I've noticed that most of the experts when they're cleaning a computer will advise the poster to disable their AV while running scans. My question is what's protecting the computer while the AV is disabled? I did this once last week while running a Kaspersky on-line scan but I was assuming that Kaspersky was protecting me at the time.
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    Re: Disabled AV
    « Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 07:41:32 PM »
    Well, my guess is this:  If you arent browsing the web while scanning the computer, you shouldnt run into any viruses.  Just a guess tho

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    Re: Disabled AV
    « Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 09:05:01 PM »
    Not sure I should answer. You pretty much already did maybe without knowing it.

    Different helpers might have different reasons also.

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    Re: Disabled AV
    « Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 06:14:05 PM »
    Well, my guess is this:  If you arent browsing the web while scanning the computer, you shouldnt run into any viruses.  Just a guess tho
    While scanning with Kaspersky I'm quite sure I'm not browsing but I'm definitely on the web and my computers are always connected.
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