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#1 MN2006

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:15 PM

I have the AVG free version and I was wondering if I could get it to stop scanning everyday. I don't mind it updating everday but it scans so slowly and sometimes it takes awhile when I stop it from scanning to stop. Is there a way that I coud stop it or is it programmed that it has to? Sometimes it takes 6 hours to scan my computer. I'd do it at night instead but I hate leaving my computer on all the time like that. I use it during the day for school work and I shut it down at night.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:01 PM

Hello MN2006,

You can stop it from doing that by going into the program settings and removing the checkmark by automatic scan. I'm not sure exactly how to do this as I haven't used AVG in a long while, but you can get there through the control panel then to the scheduler. (From page 12 of the User Manual found here under Documentation). DO keep the resident scanning active as this is an important of your protection.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:41 PM

RIGHT click on the AVG icon in your system tray. Choose Launch AVG Control Center.

Highlight Scheduler, then click on Scheduled Tasks at the bottom of the page.

Double click "Test plan in basic mode", remove the checkmark from
"Periodically start scheduled antivirus test"

Click OK and close everything.

Since a daily scan will no longer run, you will have to start it manually.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:51 AM

If I remember correctly you can also set it to when you find it most convenient to scan. It is a while since I used AVG AntiVirus but I think I had it set to scan on a weekly basis at 0500 in the morning every Sunday.
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:28 PM

To set AVG to scan at a time of your choosing follow the steps above, except when you highlight Test plan in basic mode, click on Edit Schedule.
Check Periodically start test, choose the time, click OK.

Thanks for the reminder about this function, bluesjunior. I'd forgotten about it because it's something I DON'T set up. I prefer to start the scan manually.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 22 February 2008 - 11:29 PM.





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