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Offline kazeskyfox

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How do I schedule a daily scan in 2016?
« on: February 02, 2016, 04:37:18 AM »
I had to format my PC today after using Avast for 3 years. On the old version it was easy to see where you set the scheduled scans but it is nonexcistent in 2016. Where is the option at? When I originally updated from 2015 to 2016, it would just scan every day at 5AM like I originally told it to 3 years ago but now I have to reset all my options again and I cannot find this one.

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Re: How do I schedule a daily scan in 2016?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 03:41:44 PM »
Whilst it is possible to schedule a daily scan in avast 2016.

With a resident on-access antivirus like avast, the need for frequent on-demand scans is much depreciated. For the most part the on-demand scan is going to be scanning files that would be otherwise be dormant or inert. If they were active files then the on-access file system shield would be scanning them before being created, modified, opened or executed.

I used to have avast set to do a scheduled weekly Quick scan, set at a time and day that I know the computer will be on. But I have ceased this practice for some time now, based in the above.
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Re: How do I schedule a daily scan in 2016?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 11:44:10 AM »
Both replies are appreciated, thanks for helping me. I would rather do a weekly scan at least just to be safe, I am fairly paranoid and I am very active online, and even though I take a lot of other precautions I'd rather not be the victim of carelessness. Ever since I started using PeerBlock though neither avast o malwarebytes have picked up barely anything dangerous.

Sorry if I was a bit short, I had just got done erasing 6+ years of history and all that remains of it are a few essential backups, plus I spent 5 days after that trying to figure out what was wrong with my hardware... It happens, but it sucks when it happens to you. :/

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Re: How do I schedule a daily scan in 2016?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 12:14:30 PM »
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I would rather do a weekly scan at least just to be safe, I am fairly paranoid
Then maybe screensaver scan is The One for you.  ;)