Need for C drive manual scan
Tip: Even with anti-virus software like Avast! running, you sometimes should scan the C: drive manually on the highest detection setting to be absolutely sure you are not infected, or if you see any signs of problems (if you see problems, immediately update your virus definitions).
Note that viruses can also hide in (and spread from) the root directory of external storage like hard drives and USB memory sticks. When you attach those devices, scan them as well WITHOUT activating the autorun programs on that storage.
Before the scan, the antivirus program must connect to the internet and be able to download updates. This is disabled as one of the first things during an infection.
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