Most anti-spyware and anti-virus software downloads updates automatically, so I don't know how often it's updated on my computer.
I have Norton Anti-Virus and Microsoft Anti Spyware, and I use the Windows XP firewall and I also have an ADSL router which has a built-in firewall. I use Firefox which doesn't download and run ActiveX controls from websites.
NAV and MS Anti Spyware by default schedule themselves to run about once a week, but in practice I run a full scan maybe once a month.
I've never had a virus and seldom have spyware. But I don't download and install a lot of software on my computer.
Daily. I run Symantec at midnight & Webroot Spysweeper at 4am.
Joined: Jun 27, 2005
Thanks a lot guys
I asked this question, because these days almost everyday i perform live update in Norton's anti-virus 2006, it is finding new definitions,.. in which case, in 1 week i have added quite some new definitions, which always prompts me to run it..
The same with adaware, spybot, spyware doctor.. though not everyday you find new definitions atleast once a week, ,.. which made me feel , every week-end i have to update all definitions and run all the software..
You haven't progressed your machine to an advanced enough state to require them, not until you install Wine. At that stage I believe you will be able to get full use of the applications mentioned.
Personally I have a personal machine which gets used 9-5 (ish) for work and gets checked about once a week. I have a support machine connected to the net for about a week a fortnight (used for 24hr support) and it gets updated and checked nightly.