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What Does "Real-Time Scanning" Mean???

Hi.  I have McAfee Internet Security Software, and it has this thing that it calls "Real-Time Scanning."  What does that mean?  Does it mean that it scans everything you access on the internet in real time, at all times, without exception?

The reason I ask is that I'm starting a design project that requires me to download a bunch of different clip-art images off of the internet to my computer .  Will the "real-time scanning" scan each image file before it gets downloaded to my computer and tell me if it has any malware in it?  Or do I need to take other measures to detect and block potential malware contained in files I am downloading?


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Re: What Does "Real-Time Scanning" Mean???

It's what kicks into action when something new is added to your hard drive, a file or a folder or a drive for instance, or when a new process starts up.  It's the on-access scanner portion of your antivirus.

Unless you disable it, it will scan anything your download.

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Re: What Does "Real-Time Scanning" Mean???


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