full-system v. quick intelligent



Nehmo Sergheyev
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
I’m currently using MS AntiSpyware v 1.0.0.509 , and I’ve been using the app
since early March 2005. Yesterday, for the first time, it flagged as high
risk autoload.exe (24,064 bytes) in the Windows folder, and recommended
removal. But it turns out that file had been created September 06, 2004, and
had previously caused no alarm.

Why did AntiSpyware take so long to notice this file?

Actually, I manually selected a full system scan. Has it only been doing
partial tests all this time? Now I realize I’m not sure if I ever ran it in
the full-system configuration before. So now my question is what is the
difference between a full system scan and a quick intelligent scan?

S. Pidgorny
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Until a comprehensive answer is given, I'll try this : the full system scan
does full scan, whereas a quick scan doesn't. If a file just sits there, it
will cause no harm.

--
Svyatoslav Pidgorny, MS MVP - Security, MCSE
-= F1 is the key =-


"Nehmo Sergheyev" <Nehmo Sergheyev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:E7317989-4DC1-440A-AB99-8CF3A6F6DBB3@microsoft.com...
> I'm currently using MS AntiSpyware v 1.0.0.509 , and I've been using the
app
> since early March 2005. Yesterday, for the first time, it flagged as high
> risk autoload.exe (24,064 bytes) in the Windows folder, and recommended
> removal. But it turns out that file had been created September 06, 2004,
and
> had previously caused no alarm.
>
> Why did AntiSpyware take so long to notice this file?
>
> Actually, I manually selected a full system scan. Has it only been doing
> partial tests all this time? Now I realize I'm not sure if I ever ran it
in
> the full-system configuration before. So now my question is what is the
> difference between a full system scan and a quick intelligent scan?
>

Roger Abell
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Also, have you ever noticed that the create dates on files that show up
from many installs are not the install date but the date that version of
the file was created

--
Roger
"Nehmo Sergheyev" <Nehmo Sergheyev@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:E7317989-4DC1-440A-AB99-8CF3A6F6DBB3@microsoft.com...
> I'm currently using MS AntiSpyware v 1.0.0.509 , and I've been using the
app
> since early March 2005. Yesterday, for the first time, it flagged as high
> risk autoload.exe (24,064 bytes) in the Windows folder, and recommended
> removal. But it turns out that file had been created September 06, 2004,
and
> had previously caused no alarm.
>
> Why did AntiSpyware take so long to notice this file?
>
> Actually, I manually selected a full system scan. Has it only been doing
> partial tests all this time? Now I realize I'm not sure if I ever ran it
in
> the full-system configuration before. So now my question is what is the
> difference between a full system scan and a quick intelligent scan?
>

PA Bear
07-09-2005, 10:53 PM
Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for the Microsoft Windows
AntiSpyware Beta. Please post your query to:

Welcome to Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) Newsgroups
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us

--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Nehmo Sergheyev wrote:
> I?Tm currently using MS AntiSpyware v 1.0.0.509 , and I?Tve been using
> the app since early March 2005. Yesterday, for the first time, it flagged
> as high
> risk autoload.exe (24,064 bytes) in the Windows folder, and recommended
> removal. But it turns out that file had been created September 06, 2004,
> and had previously caused no alarm.
>
> Why did AntiSpyware take so long to notice this file?
>
> Actually, I manually selected a full system scan. Has it only been doing
> partial tests all this time? Now I realize I?Tm not sure if I ever ran
> it in the full-system configuration before. So now my question is what is
> the difference between a full system scan and a quick intelligent scan?


full-system v. quick intelligent