If AV auto-scan will detect and prevent the malware from executing why there is a need to enable schedule/full scans?
I'm asking because a full scan can create sometimes overhead on the machine and network, so I'm trying to understand the advantages of enabling full scanning if auto-scan will provide AV protection when a file is used.
Auto-Protect-- Auto-Protect is the first line of defense against threats by providing real-time protection for your computer. Whenever you access, copy, save, move, open or close a file, Auto-Protect scans the file to ensure that a threat has not attached itself. By default, it loads when you start your computer to guard against threats and security risks. It also monitors your computer for any activity that might indicate the presence of a threat or security risk. Auto-Protect can determine a file's type even when a threat changes the file's extension.
Full Scan--WIll scan each file by starting with A to Z its not real-time.