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jk48326

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Is there a Scheduled Scan Feature in the Home Edition
« on: October 07, 2009, 09:56:32 PM »
I cannot find in the User Guide how to set up a Scheduled Scan in the middle of the night when the computer isn't busy.  I only see where you can schedule a Boot Scan, which isn't what I am looking for.  Does anyone know how to set up a recurring daily scan in AVAST?  Thanks !!

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Re: Is there a Scheduled Scan Feature in the Home Edition
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 09:59:04 PM »
found this:

These automated options are only available in the Pro version. This is a limitation of the Home (free) version that it has interactive input requirement, there have to be differences in the Home/Pro version and this is one of them, the programmers have to eat ;D

Check this work around out - HOWTO: Scheduled Automatic Scans avast! Home Version!

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Re: Is there a Scheduled Scan Feature in the Home Edition
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 10:03:19 PM »
Besides the work around, hack of the scheduled, you can manually start a scan.

In the Home version you can check the option "Don't show this window again" when the first virus warning appears, select the "No action" button. This way, no action will be taken and you will given the results at the end of the scan (and you can perform actions from there). Over time this will become less of an issue, as the resident, on-access scanners are designed to intercept infection before it gets into your system.
 
- There was one suggestion to place something like the eicar virus test file at the start of the first drive to be scanned in a file like ~a-eicar.com that should soon be detected and you can do the option "Don't show this window again" when the first virus warning appears, select the "No action" button. So you should have a list of files waiting your action.

I would say a daily on-demand scan in a resident antivirus is way over the top, weekly, fortnightly or monthly is more reasonable IMHO.

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