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Offline Stan05

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Avast new user
« on: April 09, 2005, 06:15:55 PM »
I have just started a trial with Avast 4.6 having tried many others which did not suit for various reasons.

I have tried setting up a schedule but have a query. In the simple interface there is a choice of how thorough the scan should be, but in the advanced this does not seem to be available, or at least I cannot find the option.

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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2005, 08:17:53 PM »
Scheduling Scans is a function available in the Pro version.

There is a work around for the 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 take 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.

I prefer to do a manual scan with my regular weekly maintenance tasks.
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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2005, 08:57:18 PM »
Thanks - I was really referring to the Pro version.

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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005, 10:35:26 PM »
You need to switch to the Enhanced User Interface (available to Pro users).
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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2005, 11:28:47 PM »
Thanks - I was really referring to the Pro version.

Could it be easier?  ;)
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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005, 12:43:55 AM »
Thanks - I was really referring to the Pro version.

Could it be easier?  ;)

Everyone seems to be missing the point.

Firstly I am talking about the Pro version.
Next the simple interface.
Choose schedule
A pop appears allowing you to select the thoroughness of the scan.

Now if you go to the Advanced interface and choose the schedule I cannot see that there is any option to select the thoroughness of the scan. So what is the setting here?

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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 01:25:20 AM »
Firstly I am talking about the Pro version.

Now if you go to the Advanced interface and choose the schedule I cannot see that there is any option to select the thoroughness of the scan. So what is the setting here?

In the Advanced Interface you must works with Tasks.
You can follow this to schedule:

1) Choose a Task (for instance, Scan: Local Disks). Or, create a New Task and Schedule it.
2) Right click it and choose Properties.
3) Configure it (check Advanced configuration option).
4) Close this window.
5) Go to Schedule icon, Scheduler menu > Create event (or right click the events area and choose New).
6) Configure the scheduling properties.
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Re: Avast new user
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2005, 01:20:44 PM »
Thank you for that explanation

I found what I was looking for - just wasn't how I expected to be. Anyway all is fine now.

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