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Windows 7: Security scanning - Multi-OS / Dual-boot?

16 Apr 2015   #1
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Security scanning - Multi-OS / Dual-boot?

Curious to know if AV/Malware scanning for both primary partitions can be fully performed when the scanning software is installed onto just one or is it 100% thorough only for the active partition? Would like to keep one bootable active partition as lean as possible...if possible.


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16 Apr 2015   #2
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

If you want to AV scan from one OS it will scan as much as you tell it to. So if you have it installed on one OS, and tell it to scan all the drives, it will.

Be careful with dual boots though, i think some Linux distros can flag as Viruses.
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16 Apr 2015   #3
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Thanks for your reply Windows Sniper!

Wasn't sure if system files had to be in use for full and proper scanning to be effective. Great to know that as long as the partition is visible and selectable it can be properly scanned. Saves me time, effort and bloat.

Cheers!
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16 Apr 2015   #4
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

No worries dude, have fun scanning!
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