I have a situation where some of the executives here want a scheduled, on-demand scan to occur no more than once/month. I've setup scheduled scans to occur much more frequently, but their view is that on-access scans should deal with most situations.
I've checked the docs, but can't find any explanation of the differences between the two scan types, but I seem to remember reading (somewhere) that on-demand scans actually scan the registry, where on-access scans don't...
Anyone have any info about the differences that I can use in my arguments with them?
We're more aggressive with the On-Demand scan since we run it every night on our client's machines. We decode mime files and scan down inside of zip files where with the on-access we're not as aggressive. This keeps their machines from being bogged down as much. Not matter how good the tech gets it's still a pretty nasty performance hit to a system.