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Offline 0pera

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Scheduling problem
« on: February 15, 2005, 08:05:36 PM »
I recently downloaded the free version of Avast for testing things out.
I have come to one problem: scheduling.
I like Avast to scan my system at boot up when I’m having breakfast,
but I have to set the scheduling every time.
Avast doesn’t seem to remember
Am I doing anything wrong?

Thanks for your help.
Cheers,
0pera

Offline lee20

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Re: Scheduling problem
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 08:35:56 PM »
Welcome Opera,

For the answer to your question, please see HERE

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Re: Scheduling problem
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 08:37:05 PM »
No - The boot-time scan is a one off function that is mainly used to get rid of stuborn viruses that are running, in memory, or the file is in one of the windows system folders and being protected by windows. By being able to run before windows gets establisted these can be removed.

The free version doesn't have a task scheduling function - that is only available with the Pro version.

HOW TO SCHEDULE SCAN with Home Version.
HOWTO: Scheduled Automatic Scans w/ Free Version!

The major disadvantage with the task scheduler trick of using ashquick.exe is, it will scan every file of the hdd, partition, folder or file that you set it to scan; even those files not considered a potential threat, this can a long time.

The Pro version gives a lot more flexibility and the scan would follow the settings and exclusions, etc. of the regular scan.
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