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Old 09-24-2006, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default quick q. about anti virus and defrag

hi guys. i was just wondering, when doing a virus/spyware etc scanner, is it still ok to use your computer? or will it affect the search?

also the same question for when defragmenting a hard drive.

also is it true that defragging too often will wear out the hdd head?

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Old 09-24-2006, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont know about the defragging question but using ur comp while running scans will not afffect it adversly unless u manage to download a virus in an area that was already scanned then u would have to check again but that is a very slim chance
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