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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2019, 07:38:13 AM »
Looks like remnants from older versions, a clean reinstall should fix it.

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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2019, 01:44:23 PM »
Looks like remnants from older versions, a clean reinstall should fix it.

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Clean install will not fix what the user is asking for. That option does not exist.
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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2019, 03:51:35 PM »
Yes it is, we know that, but does your average user know that.  User Interfaces really need to be intuitive and this one for some considerable time hasn't been so.  And the forums are full of such questions relating to scans and their settings, etc.

You and I both, we might feel they aren't really necessary, but we might well be in the minority.  Why have them at all if we don't feel they are necessary, but they are here and if so people shouldn't have to rip up the floorboards to find the scan settings.

Well I have to agree with David on this point.
I think we long time users/ Evang and Urber take some things as easy due to knowing the Avast software inside and out (for the most part) however I do believe if I was beginning to use Avast Anti-virus for the first time I'd be very  confused at the lack of intuitive design and therefore hesitant to continue using the product.
There are simple everyday settings that are difficult and frustrating to find. 
I have used other products from other companies over the years and didn't find the UI's difficult at all.
Again, after using Avast all these years I don't have trouble navigating the UI but obviously many do given the posts for assistance. :)   
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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2019, 03:56:32 PM »
I haven't used other products but from what I've read, they simply don't offer all of those options.
So your choice is either not having the options or, learning how to use them.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a great fan of the current UI but, I've learned how to deal with it.

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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 03:41:30 PM »
So, the only way to get rid of those bugs is to re-install? That's not exactly convenient as I haven't done anything wrong. Also, then I would surely lose the ability to run the quick scan on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, which still works now despite it not being in the settings anymore, so I guess it's better not to re-install considering that ;)

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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2019, 12:29:54 AM »
I take it that no one has a good solution to solve the bug then. Besides re-installing that Asyn mentioned, which would probably solve the bug but would remove the possibility of scheduling a quick scan on 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and other good options for scheduling that still exist somehow, though I can't change them.
If that's the case I am not sure if I keep using Avast for long, though I have used it for many-many years...

Edit: I registered here in Dec 2011, so I must have used it for at least 7 and a half years now!
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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 12:38:15 AM »
I guess it all depends on what's important to you.
Scans don't effect the protection offered which is why I use the product.


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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2019, 07:33:00 AM »
Personally, I've never run scheduled scans for many years now.  So, the lack of ability to change a scheduled scan start time or days it will run in the newest version, those carried over from updating older versions of avast, is not an issue. 

Aysn's advice is sound:  Completely uninstall the version you are currently using, and all historic settings carried over from earlier avast installations will be lost and you will wind up with avast default settings in all areas, including any prior scheduled scans.

If you want to reinstate your schedule scans you can if you do a  clean install. 

Best option is to run these sort of things when you are using your computer, imo.  No settings to worry about, nothing to lose or reset.  Just do on-demand scans only, as needed and when needed.
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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2019, 03:06:40 PM »
I take it that no one has a good solution to solve the bug then. Besides re-installing that Asyn mentioned, which would probably solve the bug but would remove the possibility of scheduling a quick scan on 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and other good options for scheduling that still exist somehow, though I can't change them.
If that's the case I am not sure if I keep using Avast for long, though I have used it for many-many years...

Edit: I registered here in Dec 2011, so I must have used it for at least 7 and a half years now!

Surely if you reinstall, you can then create some custom scans each sceduled as you wish. Custom scan can be full scan, quick scan or whatever you want it it be (well almost).

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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 03:54:12 PM »
I take it that no one has a good solution to solve the bug then. Besides re-installing that Asyn mentioned, which would probably solve the bug but would remove the possibility of scheduling a quick scan on 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and other good options for scheduling that still exist somehow, though I can't change them.
If that's the case I am not sure if I keep using Avast for long, though I have used it for many-many years...

Edit: I registered here in Dec 2011, so I must have used it for at least 7 and a half years now!

Surely if you reinstall, you can then create some custom scans each sceduled as you wish. Custom scan can be full scan, quick scan or whatever you want it it be (well almost).
A custom scan by default is a full scan. You change it to whatever you like.
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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2019, 06:26:05 PM »
I take it that no one has a good solution to solve the bug then. Besides re-installing that Asyn mentioned, which would probably solve the bug but would remove the possibility of scheduling a quick scan on 3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and other good options for scheduling that still exist somehow, though I can't change them.
If that's the case I am not sure if I keep using Avast for long, though I have used it for many-many years...

Edit: I registered here in Dec 2011, so I must have used it for at least 7 and a half years now!



Surely if you reinstall, you can then create some custom scans each sceduled as you wish. Custom scan can be full scan, quick scan or whatever you want it it be (well almost).
A custom scan by default is a full scan. You change it to whatever you like.

Exactly.  :)

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Re: Not possible to change the start time of the full scan
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2019, 10:53:05 PM »
Well, if the scheduling settings after the re-install will be the ones that I can currently see, which seems logical then I won't be able to schedule as I wish at all anymore.

Also, if I wouldn't schedule scans as someone mentioned above I would barely ever run them, I am too lazy for that, also it would take time and wouldn't be as convenient. Scheduling them has pretty much always worked for me and this way I don't need to think about scanning (except for the time I set up the schedule), I only check the results briefly and that's all ;)