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SCHEDULER
« on: October 03, 2006, 01:59:48 PM »
It's possible activate  a schedule for Avast 4.0 Free?

I  not able to finf the possibility to do it.

Help me please. Thank you

Roberto Antonelli Lucca


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Re: SCHEDULER
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 02:23:02 PM »
No, the scheduling options are only available in avast! Professional.
For some tasks, you can use Windows scheduler with avast! quick scanner, but it certainly isn't that flexible.

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Re: SCHEDULER
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 03:54:34 PM »
Hi GDLAN,
Welcome to the forum.
May I suggest that you remove your LIVE email address.
Unless you want a lot of spam, please don't post your live (selectable)
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Re: SCHEDULER
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 04:16:09 PM »
Check this work around out - HOWTO: Scheduled Automatic Scans avast! Home 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. It is possible to add certain folders to the exclusions list for say your media files, etc. This could leave you vulnerable if that folder got infected as it wouldn't be scanned by the on-demand scanner as you have excluded it.

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

With the different levels of protection of and the fall back of the Standard Shield, I find the need for daily scheduled scans lessened. I prefer to do a manual scan with my regular weekly maintenance tasks.
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Re: SCHEDULER
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006, 12:15:59 AM »
x DAVIDR

Thank's .

I have done how you have written reguard Scheduler Automatic with Systems Tools and Scheduler Tasks of Accessories of Windows XP.

But go only  the scansion rapid (fast) and it is no good.

Perhaps We change :

ashQuick.exe....in     .......

It's necessary an other ...exe  of Avast

C:|Program Files|Alwil Software|Avast4|......exe." C: E: F: H: I:

Thanks for your answer which I wait patiently.

Roby from Lucca Italy.

Thanks

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Re: SCHEDULER
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 12:33:46 AM »
Hi GDLAN
The answer David gave you is the best you can do using the home (free) version of avast!
If you truly need scheduling, then you might consider buying the Pro. version.  :)
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Re: SCHEDULER
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2006, 12:54:40 AM »
I personally have never used this work around as I feel it isn't required as I said.
Quote from: DavidR
With the different levels of protection of and the fall back of the Standard Shield, I find the need for daily scheduled scans lessened. I prefer to do a manual scan with my regular weekly maintenance tasks.

So I would have to look at the references in the How To link I gave.

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Multiple paths must be separated by a space and any paths that include a space in the path name must be in quotes. Here are a couple of examples:

"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" C: E: - this will scan the entire contents of the C: and E: drives
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" "C:Program Files" E:Downloads - this will scan the contents of the Program Files folder on the C: drive and the Downloads folder on the E: drive, including all subfolders (Note the first path is in quotes due to the space in the folder name "Program Files")
<snip>

If you have tried this syntax and it doesn't work then perhaps the paths are incorrect, I see some possible flaws in that the path to the drives or folders seem to be missing the \ try it with that and see if it works, e.g. :
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" C:\ E:\ - this will scan the entire contents of the C: and E: drives
"C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashQuick.exe" "C:\Program Files" E:\Downloads

However, since no one has mentioned this in the thread I don't know if this is a factor. But all this is for no purpose if it isn't absolutely necessary to use this to schedule scans, you have to have a reason for wanting to do this ?

Most people say they want to do it because their previous AV did it, but the avast on-access scanners reduce this need and a manual scan at Standard sensitivity doesn't take that long.
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