The virus scan has just finished and it quarantined 9 pieces of malware, most of which was in my recycle bin, so I deleted the malware then emptied my recycle bin.
Almost 1,500 files in it that took up 20.8GB of my hard drive but it's all been deleted now.
That'll hopefully make next week's virus scan a bit quicker too... 24 hours this week!!
I'll keep doing it though, just for my own peace of mind! I'd rather leave my laptop on for 24 hours and be able to get rid of viruses and malware then back my machine up once a week than not do it and get a virus that totally wipes my hard drive and sends itself to all my friends!