Author Topic: How do I schedule a weekly scan in avast! free home edition? Newbie question.  (Read 3432 times)

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Offline GadgetGuru72

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Hi, newbie here, so please forgive the potentially stupid question.

I cannot seem to figure out how to schedule avast! to run a full scan on a weekly basis.  I would like to schedule it to run a full, thorough scan every Friday night at 8pm.  However, I cannot figure out how to do this.

Your help is much appreciated.  Thank you.

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Unfortunately, this is not possible in the Avast Home version.

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Re:How do I schedule a weekly scan in avast! free home edition?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2004, 08:15:13 AM »
Use the taskscheduler in Windows.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2004, 08:57:21 AM by Eddy »

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and wich program to launch?

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Re:How do I schedule a weekly scan in avast! free home edition?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2004, 06:49:55 PM »
You can use ashCmd for it. You can find the commands and switches for it in Avast's manual.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2004, 06:57:05 PM by Eddy »

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Re:How do I schedule a weekly scan in avast! free home edition?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2004, 09:15:40 PM »
Eddy, ashCmd.exe is only for Professional version... and there, you can schedule with easy by the GUI.
You can make a link to ashQuick.exe but you don't have parameters to be set.
Well, as we say a lot of times, scheduling is for Professional version. Windows Tasks won't solve the entire problem.  ;)
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Yup, you are right Technical. While you where posting your message I already was busy correcting it.

There is a way to shedule a scan with the Home version. Info on how to do it can be found HERE.

Anyway it is a good reason to buy the Pro version :D

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There is a way to shedule a scan with the Home version. Info on how to do it can be found HERE.

Indeed, a very good explanation about what can be done in Home version...  ;)
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Yes, it indeed works.

I just finished trying it, but a bit too long and complicated for most users.