Long time Avast user (since v4), but I have noticed some problems with the Scheduler in v7 (which I am sure only used to be a feature for paying users, but now it seems also to be in the free version). The short story is that the scheduled scans do not seem to run when they are scheduled, but at some random time. For example, my system is set to scan at 4am, but it just started to scan at 8:30pm. My wife's system earlier today started to scan at 8am when her machine is set to scan at 11pm.
All these machines are most definitely on at the scheduled scan times, not in sleep mode (even though wake from sleep is set in Avast as a precaution).
I'm losing confidence in programmer's abilities to write code that runs automated unattended tasks since I have experience problems lately with several programs (incl one of M$'s own), each time just reverting to writing my own scripts and scheduling them with Task Scheduler so I know they really will run. So failing some known issue with Avast 7's scanning (Avast 6 and earlier seemed to work no problem) does anyone know if a command line scan can be scheduled? (I'd be willing to go back to the paid version if it works and is only available there).
ps/ Sorry if this is a question asked often; I did some searching and found nothing completely relevant/recent.