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Scheduling a scan no longer works
« on: February 28, 2012, 05:34:52 PM »
Admittedly it's confusing trying to scheduled a scan due to those strange US date formats (dd/mm/yy would be nice, please) but scheduled scans don't start any more following the last upgrade. I used to set it to start in the night and shut down when it had finished. I now wake up to find the computer is still on and no scan has run.

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Re: Scheduling a scan no longer works
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 06:36:10 PM »
Still working on both my XP Pro and win7 netbook with avast 7.0.1407.

I have mine set for a weekly scan Sunday at 00:05, though I don't have mine set to shut down after the scan. Mind you my systems are likely to be active at that point in time or in standby not hibernation.
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Re: Scheduling a scan no longer works
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 06:37:49 PM »
What exactly have you scheduled (type of scan, type of scheduling, ...)?
Seems to work fine here.

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Re: Scheduling a scan no longer works
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 06:40:08 PM »
ok, could you be more specific about the issue? What is the avast version? What exactly you did - steps? Did you try to wake on lan or sleep after scan features? It's not obvious what exactly didn't work..
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Re: Scheduling a scan no longer works
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 11:16:43 PM »
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I set it to run a full scan at 1am (1:00) on 28/02/12 (or 02/28/12 if you're American) and went to bed, expecting it to run and shut down the PC. The following morning the PC was on Standby and the scan had not run.

So I set it to run in 5 minutes time, again with shutdown specified, with a view to letting it scan and shut down while I was out for the day. I checked it 10 minutes later and nothing had happened. No scan.

So I posted here to see if anyone else has the problem or just me. Apparently just me. :-(

Edit: Avast version 7.0.1407
« Last Edit: February 28, 2012, 11:21:00 PM by vadek »

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Re: Scheduling a scan no longer works
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 02:53:06 PM »
I didn't try the same date as you but 14:15 today worked for me and my notebook just shutdowned correctly
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Re: Scheduling a scan no longer works
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 02:57:38 PM »
Tested it again and it started up as scheduled. Very strange. Call it "operator error" I guess. Sorry for the misdirect but I was convinced at the time, having failed on more than one occasion.

Thanks for the help and feedback.