Does anti virus packages scan permanently deleted files?

Answer Deleted means they are marked so they can not be read or recognized. They would have to be able to open or run to do anything to the computer. Could they have a virus is a good question and probabl... Read More »

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Does anyone know the best anti virus scan FREE?

I have been using AVG for 2 years now and not paid a penny.

How many anti-virus software packages are available for Linux?

There are at least ten different anti-virus programs that are compatible with Linux systems, according to the website for The Latest Tech News. Brands include McAfee, Symantec, Avira and F-Secure.R... Read More »

How can you tell if a spyware scan or anti virus scan is working or not?

This really depends on the antivirus program. Most antivirus programs will have some sort of status screen where it will show the actual files it is scanning. What antivirus program are you using?

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition, does it run all the time or only when you scan?

If it's version 8.0 then yes, it runs all the time. Every time you or a program tries to access an infectable file, avg silently scans it. AVG refers to this as the resident shield. If you get y... Read More »