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Question about Scheduled Scans


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#1 BrainyTehBrain

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:59 PM

For MSE, I configured a quick scan every Monday at 7pm. Is it supposed to turn the computer on by it self or am I supposed to turn it on.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

As Budapest said, MSE will not wake up the computer for your scheduled scan.

If you have the settings set as such, Avast will wake up your computer from Sleep in order to do the scan. Another reason I love Avast. :thumbsup:

But MSE has very limited settings, unfortunately. Sorry.

Edited by keyboardNinja, 16 June 2010 - 08:15 PM.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:24 PM

Here is a simple way I scan my computer. I scan my computer lots of times. Once you left you computer to do anything, mow the lawn, cook supper, ect. Run a scan with one of your programs after updating them. My favorite one is go to the V.F.W. and test the Old # 7 running a scan.

Edited by Layback Bear, 15 June 2010 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

I'm deciding to install Avast, but what exactly is Sleep

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 03:57 PM

When you go to shut down your computer you have depending on the setup, the option of 3 or 4 things to do. 'Hibernate' 'Stand By' 'Shut Down' Or 'Restart'. I personally do not allow my computer to hibernate. It is not an option available and is grayed out for me, due to my configuration. But I believe that mode is what Layback Bear was referring to when they said 'Sleep'.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:17 PM

What happened to standby and hibernate?
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