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    Question Full Anti-Virus Scan - ability to set action time?

    Yesterday my PC started to run VERY slow. I discovered that Zone Alarm Internet Security Suite (v.12) was running a full scan. That's a good thing, but by the time it finished, 11 hours had elapsed!
    I cannot find a setting to ensure that the next scan (in 6 months time?) will begin one night I'm not working and run through the night. Can anyone help with this configuration, please, if it is available. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Full Anti-Virus Scan - ability to set action time?

    You can go to ZA tools (drop down menu) --> Schedule... and tune up timing there.

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    Default Re: Full Anti-Virus Scan - ability to set action time?

    Quote Originally Posted by fax View Post
    You can go to ZA tools (drop down menu) --> Schedule... and tune up timing there.
    Thanks, Fax
    Must have missed it!
    However, it would be great (wish list??) if the timings were in weeks, not months, so that would also nominate the day of the week it was to happen. So I could set a date, say a Friday evening, and ask for the full scan 12 weeks later, so it would also happen on a Friday night.
    In the meantime, I'll have to do some calculations so the next full scan is the night I want it to happen, not when I have deadlines!
    Cheers

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    Default Re: Full Anti-Virus Scan - ability to set action time?

    Quote Originally Posted by BFairhall View Post
    Thanks, Fax
    Must have missed it!
    However, it would be great (wish list??) if the timings were in weeks, not months, so that would also nominate the day of the week it was to happen. So I could set a date, say a Friday evening, and ask for the full scan 12 weeks later, so it would also happen on a Friday night.
    In the meantime, I'll have to do some calculations so the next full scan is the night I want it to happen, not when I have deadlines!
    Cheers
    Hello;

    Sorry, Full System Scan is not needed too often, that is why once every 6 months is the soonest you can program Full Scans by design..


    years ago, Users were allowed to schedule Full Scans more often, and both Tech Support and Customer service began getting 1000's of complaints from users that Full Scans were too often and slowing down their access to their computers, so that is why Development set the current standards for a Full Scan..
    Last edited by GeorgeV; November 24th, 2013 at 05:17 AM. Reason: fix typo
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    Default Re: Full Anti-Virus Scan - ability to set action time?

    Thanks, and I can see the point! It sure slows the computer down! From your advice I've set it to first scan next in six months, and looking up the 2014 calendar picked a suitable day. I'll just have to remember after that event to program the next one! Hence my suggestion that the option should be "Weeks" rather than months, perhaps with a fixed selection of 20, 40 or 60 weeks? Anyhow, now I know what's happening !

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    Default Re: Full Anti-Virus Scan - ability to set action time?

    Your Welcome..

    Thank you for your feedback..
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