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Windows 7: running virus programs overnite

17 Jan 2010   #1
skostro

windows 7
 
 
running virus programs overnite

When I run MSE virus program overnite, it seems to stop scanning somewhere during the wee hours. Then when I click on the computer in the morning, it wakes up & continues scanning for several minutes, then the scan finishes.
Do I have some 'setting' wrong?
In XP, (on old computer), this never happenned. When I opened up computer in the morning, scan was finished & results would be displayed.


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17 Jan 2010   #2
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Increase your time before sleep mode. It's falling a sleep before the scan is over. GL
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17 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

One bug in Windows 7 is that although it will wake to do a task, it will not stay awake long enough to complete. I think that polarbear has given you sage advice.
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17 Jan 2010   #4
cheezit

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have MSE set to do a full scan every night. The problem is, it doesn't seem to have any kind of a log, so I have no real idea whether it actually ran or not. According to the "history" tab, it has never found anything at all. My biggest concern is whether to trust it or not.
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17 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheezit View Post
I have MSE set to do a full scan every night. The problem is, it doesn't seem to have any kind of a log, so I have no real idea whether it actually ran or not. According to the "history" tab, it has never found anything at all. My biggest concern is whether to trust it or not.
Why dont you try it during the day, just once. You can watch it to make sure it is running properly. There are other free A/V out there if you are not satisifed with MSE.. If interested post in the Security forum. You will get a lot of good suggestions.
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17 Jan 2010   #6
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
One bug in Windows 7 is that although it will wake to do a task, it will not stay awake long enough to complete. I think that polarbear has given you sage advice.
I've been having that same problem myself lately too.
The Mrs woke up this morning and saw the dishes in the sink that I forgot to do before crashing out last night
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17 Jan 2010   #7
skostro

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear View Post
Increase your time before sleep mode. It's falling a sleep before the scan is over. GL
How do I do that?
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17 Jan 2010   #8
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skostro View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear View Post
Increase your time before sleep mode. It's falling a sleep before the scan is over. GL
How do I do that?
go to control panel>> power option>> balanced [change plan setting]
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17 Jan 2010   #9
skostro

windows 7
 
 

I moved it to 2 hours. Is there an advantage/disadvantage to any of these settings?
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17 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The only disadvantage, the longer it runs the more electricity cost. Maybe, some minor wear and tear on the computer, but that is negligible.
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