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Offline NewbieAvastUser

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Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« on: January 30, 2011, 11:43:05 PM »
I am using the free version of Avast, and I just scheduled a quick scan using the procedure at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=3796. I did this as administrator, but I expect to be logged in using a non-admin account for 999% of my usage.  I'd appreciate any advice on the following:

  • What exactly happens if the scan finds something?
  • Given that the scheduled scan is an Administrator account's task, will whatever is suppose to happen still happen if I'm logged into my usual non-admin account?

Thanks.
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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 11:46:28 PM »
Are you talking about avast! 4?

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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 03:04:54 AM »
I got Avast 5.1.889.
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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 12:25:28 PM »
The post you mention is hardly relevant for avast! 5 - the functionality of ashQuick.exe has changed.
Anyway, avast! 5 contains scan scheduler even in the free version, so it's kinda pointless to use similar "hacks".

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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 05:32:02 AM »
Er...that's interesting.  I had tried to find a scheduling tab or page by browsing the GUI.  Couldn't find it.  Now that I see your mention of this native capability, I searched the Help.  There is a Help page on Scheduling, but it doesn't say how to navigate to it.  Am I missing something?
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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 05:01:19 PM »
You can set a schedule for a particular scan by going to Scan Computer in the AvastUI and clicking on Settings.  It's the bottom item on the left there.
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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 06:31:20 AM »
We might have different versions.  I found it by going to ScanComputer->CreateCustomScan->Scheduling.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, though.
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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011, 04:00:42 PM »
We might have different versions.  I found it by going to ScanComputer->CreateCustomScan->Scheduling.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, though.

No need to go thru CreateCustomScan.  Click the Settings button on any scan listed (custom or not) and Scheduling will be there.
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Re: Unfalse positives in scan scheduled under other account
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 08:47:04 PM »
Ah yes.  I had to expand the details for a scan type.  Thanks for that.
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