Can I use my computer during a virus scan?

You won’t hurt the computer or its files at all. You may find it difficult to use your computer if your antivirus utility slows things down too much, and you run a slight risk of having an infected file remain on your computer should something you are using have it open at the time it is scanned.

Consequently, how often should you run a virus scan on your computer?

If you regularly access, browse or use the Internet, then you will want to run a virus scan more often than once per week. More regular scans can vary based on your Internet usage. You can run scans as often as two to three times per week or even daily if you are concerned about a virus getting onto your computer.

Additionally, can I play games while scanning for viruses?

2 Answers. It is generally a good idea not to run other programs during an anti-malware scan, but it will not cause any damage to the system if you do. However this concurrency between the game and the anti-virus scan will also cause the scan to take much longer to complete.

How do I scan my computer for malware?

You can also head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Open Windows Security. To perform an anti-malware scan, click “Virus & threat protection.” Click “Quick Scan” to scan your system for malware. Windows Security will perform a scan and give you the results.

Should I turn off antivirus while gaming?

According to me, you should always turn off your antivirus if you’re using a low end PC. Every single application running takes up some of your disk space which causes games to lag. Try razor game booster app, it’s free to use and it turns off all that unnecessary background services running while gaming.