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Offline TimN

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Can Avast be set to autoscan?
« on: September 06, 2003, 02:47:11 PM »
Can Avast4 free bet set to automatically run a scan at a given time or every so many days?

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Re:Can Avast be set to autoscan?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2003, 02:50:24 PM »
In Professional version, it's possible - any task can be scheduled.
In the Home version, you may be able to do it using the standard Windows Scheduler...

Offline TimN

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Re:Can Avast be set to autoscan?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2003, 02:56:47 PM »
Ah. Nice idea. I'll try it

Offline TimN

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Re:Can Avast be set to autoscan?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2003, 04:06:37 PM »
If I use Windows Scheduler is there a particular file I should run that will actually perform the scan rather than just start up avast?

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Re:Can Avast be set to autoscan?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2003, 04:42:46 PM »
You can use ashQuick.exe .
E.g.

ashQuick.exe C:\

would (surprisingly) scan disk C:.

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Re:Can Avast be set to autoscan?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2003, 07:57:50 PM »
It works. :)

For those interested Windows Scheduler must be set up to run exactly this

"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" C:\

note the C:\ outside the quotation marks to scan drive C