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Windows 7: this might be a stupid question. but....

16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
this might be a stupid question. but....

If i schedule a virus scan at lets say 3pm, but im logged off but the pc is still on, will it still run the scan? Or do i need to be logged in for it to happen.
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16 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try it and see ... it either will or won't
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16 Dec 2009   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Depending on the program, there should be configurable options. Most has it activated when you log on, should the time scheduled was missed. I know for corporate environment, the scanning is done from the server and this can happen at anytime so long as the machine is online (not necessary a user has logged on).
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16 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Depending on the program, there should configurable options. Most has it activated when you log on, should the time scheduled was missed.
The whole point is to keep people off my computer by staying logged off when i'm not home, and i'm always doing stuff on it when i'm home.
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16 Dec 2009   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What program are u using? Have you looked at the options available?
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16 Dec 2009   #6

 

Then set it to run during the time you are home and on the system; let it run in the background. That is unless you tried that and the program needs all your resources to run.
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16 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

AVG professional. I guess i should do the obvious thing and just test it. Log in about 10 mins after the scan should have started and see if it started.
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16 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
Then set it to run during the time you are home and on the system; let it run in the background. That is unless you tried that and the program needs all your resources to run.
As you can tell by my specs, i dont think i could play games while a virus scan is running.
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16 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you have set a password for your profile just press "CTRL ALT DELETE" then "lock this computer" all scheduled tasks and background applications will carry on running regardless and unwanted guests cannot log on whilst your away.
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16 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
If you have set a password for your profile just press "CTRL ALT DELETE" then "lock this computer" all scheduled tasks and background applications will carry on running regardless and unwanted guests cannot log on whilst your away.
LOL Thank you. I have never noticed that option before.

shoot, forgot you cant rep in chillout room, i'll just search for you in another post and do it that way.
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