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Newbie Question [Scheduling scans]
« on: February 21, 2005, 09:11:47 PM »
I downloaded Avast Home yesterday so I am learning about the program.   One question that I have been unable to answer is  "Does the Avast Home do a scan on some sort of regular basis or do I have to do a scan manually everytime?

So far, I really like the program.

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Re: Newbie Question
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2005, 10:57:13 PM »
No the home edition doesn't have a scheduler, that is part of the Pro version.

There is however, a work around 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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Re: Newbie Question [Scheduling scans]
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2005, 11:33:44 PM »
Thanks.  I will try that.