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Any way to wake PC to run AntiVirus

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#1 TripleDigitRide


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Posted 26 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

Windows 7 / Trend Micro

I currently have my PC sceduled to go into sleep mode after 30-minutes. I have my AntiVirus scheduled to run at 3:00am. Is there any way to schedule the PC to wake prior to/at time of AV scan and go back to sleep after scan is complete? If so, how?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:41 AM

With sleep you mean your computer is hibernated and powered off?

You should check your BIOS, some BIOSes have a power-on scheduling feature. Reboot your computer and boot into your BIOS, and search through the menu.

If your BIOS doesn't have this feature, you could look into Wake-On-LAN:

But that requires that your computer has a network card that supports Wake-On-LAN, that it is connected to your LAN and that you have another device on the LAN that can send the Wake-on-LAN message to your computer.

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