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I have often asked and have received a variety of answers to this question,"How often,if at all, should I shut down my PC and will it keep my antivirus and utility programs from performing scheduled scans.

asked Jan 24 '12 at 00:05

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I switch it off when not required

(Mar 20 '12 at 01:23) daljitdodd daljitdodd's gravatar image
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It will save on the power bill if u turn it off.

(Jul 02 '12 at 22:05) RICO1948 RICO1948's gravatar image

Personally, I never turn my main computer or home server off. This has been an age old debate for years. Really it depends on how much you use it. I use mine probably 18+ hours a day, so I restart it probably once a week, and keep it on the rest.

If you don't use it often you're fine to turn it off. If you're somewhere in between, put it in sleep or hibernate mode.

Most modern Antivirus programs these days offer real-time scanning or you can schedule them to run if a scan was missed. Once a week is what I usually recommend. If you want to make 100% sure scans are complete you can always run them manually.

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answered Jan 24 '12 at 09:16

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I don't know what is the 'right' answer, but I have a laptop that tends to overheat. So, I usually shut my down at the end of each day.

(Mar 18 '12 at 19:17) jshepp jshepp's gravatar image

Keep all of your computers turned on for as long as you need them. If you hate slow startups, consider hibernate mode or sleep. And if you're having overheating issues, have the computer cleaned from any dust or replace any old fans.

Machines, unlike humans, don't need a break and can work 24/7. Whether you'll turn the computer off or not is entirely up to you! :)

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answered Jul 06 '12 at 01:29

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