Re: Anti-virus scans for other user accounts
In short Yes, but details can get complicated. Some types malware
parasites are more likely than others to cause global infection, user rights
at the time (admin/limited) might affect this, etc.
"ALP" <ALP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> If I browse the internet using user A's account, can my computer get a
> or spyware under user B's account?
> "GTS" wrote:
>> For virus scanners like McAfee, it is generally sufficient to run it from
>> administrator account. For spyware scanners like Spybot and Ad-Aware, it
>> best to run them on all accounts. This is absolutely necessary if you
>> a machine is heavily infected. It's less critical if you're running them
>> for purely routine maintenance. Virus scanning mainly checks files
>> a database of signatures of known infection items. Spyware checking also
>> searches the registry, among other things. It cannot check individual
>> hives unless run under each user.
>> "ALP" <ALP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > When I run anti-virus scans in the adminitrator account (like McAfee,
>> > Spybot,
>> > Ad-Aware), will it scan the other user accounts that I created? Or do I
>> > have
>> > to open up each user account and run a new scan in each one?