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Title: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on April 25, 2017, 05:06:07 AM
so, I decided to disable the weekly scheduled full scan and lo and behold, for some reason it runs the scan anyways, despite me disabling the scheduling for it.

I had this scan set to run on mondays at 11pm.

in comparison, I have the smart scan set to run at the same time on sundays.

is there any particular reason avast would ignore me deactivating a scheduled scan setting?
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2017, 06:53:09 AM
Repair Avast:
1. Control Panel -> Add/Remove programs -> Avast
2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on April 25, 2017, 05:54:42 PM
it needs a repair? really?

can you explain a bit?
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Eddy on April 25, 2017, 05:57:01 PM
Explain what ?
Simply follow the instructions and check if the problem is solved.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2017, 05:58:44 PM
can you explain a bit?
Explain what..? ??? It's up to you if you run the repair or not.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on April 25, 2017, 05:59:01 PM
sorry, its early....still waiting for the coffee to kick in.

Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2017, 06:00:41 PM
sorry, its early....still waiting for the coffee to kick in.
OK, no problem... ;)
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on April 25, 2017, 06:02:18 PM
very much not a morning person here.

so its entirely possible something got corrupted and a repair's the way to go yes?
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2017, 06:03:53 PM
so its entirely possible something got corrupted and a repair's the way to go yes?
It's worth a try.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on April 25, 2017, 06:06:54 PM
ok, given its not a pressing problem, I'll deal with it friday, before the next scheduled scan days, that way I'm not left sitting for a week wondering if the repair worked or not.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2017, 06:09:35 PM
OK, report back.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on May 02, 2017, 05:02:34 AM
running the repair tonight, I'll have to wait a week for the next monday to see if it does it again.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on May 02, 2017, 05:29:41 AM
repair complete?

after the restart, I didnt get a notification or nothing on the repair being complete....so i am unsure if it completed or not.


edit:
ok, I did get a warning flagging windows defender as an incompatible product, recommending I uninstall it. but it gave me the option to restart to complete the repair.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on May 02, 2017, 05:34:42 AM
Yes, that's normal.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on May 02, 2017, 06:02:55 AM
and avast telling me windows defender is incompatible and to consider uninstallation...as the last screen of the repair process?
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on May 02, 2017, 06:06:37 AM
and avast telling me windows defender is incompatible and to consider uninstallation...as the last screen of the repair process?
Never have seen this one, could you post a screenhot.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on May 02, 2017, 06:07:48 AM
...if I'd had the where with all to do so when it occurred. tell you what..if avast tries to run the full system scan next monday at 11pm, I'll rerun the repair and see if I cant get that screen back.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: Asyn on May 02, 2017, 06:21:37 AM
OK. Cheers.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: DavidR on May 02, 2017, 09:51:53 AM
and avast telling me windows defender is incompatible and to consider uninstallation...as the last screen of the repair process?
Never have seen this one, could you post a screenshot.

I too would consider this unusual/strange, only those who actually installed windows defender can uninstall it. For those with windows 7 onwards they can only disable it and windows should disable it when avast is installed, weird.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on May 16, 2017, 05:45:30 PM
I think it was the windows 10 creators update, thats knocked a fair few programs that previously worked without issue for a loop, in my case I had to reset a program I use when doing the internet radio dj thing, a few others I know, a british friend, ended up reinstalling starwars the old republic as a result of this update.

come to think of it..the windows 10 anniversary update did the exact same thing now that I think about it.

that said..the full scan has not run yet this week, that said, I'll consider it resolved by the repair, this time next week if it has not run again without being commanded/instructed to.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2017, 05:55:53 PM
Well I haven't got the Creators Update on my win10 system.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: xraiderv18 on May 24, 2017, 07:45:31 PM
I do believe its fixed. the repair appears to have worked.
Title: Re: disabled weekly scheduled full scan, scan runs anyways
Post by: DavidR on May 24, 2017, 08:38:40 PM
I do believe its fixed. the repair appears to have worked.

Thanks for the update.