AVG Free - Automatic Scans?

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  1. thebigdintx

    thebigdintx Registered Member

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    I use McAfee Antivirus because I get it for free with my Verizon with MSN subscription, but a friend's Mcafee was expired and she wanted a free antivirus so I downloaded the free version of AVG for her, updated it, and ran a scan. Does anyone know if you can set the free version up to check automatically for updates, and also to run scheduled scans in the background like I do with McAfee?
     
  2. farmerlee

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    AVG free includes automatic updating and scheduled scanning. The free version only has limited configuration options, but for the average user the default settings should be fine.
     
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    thebigdintx Registered Member

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    under schedules i see where it's scheduled to do an update, but i don't see anywhere where it shows the scheduled scan, or where i can go in and set what time i want it to do the scan or anything....can you direct me where to go within the program to set the time i would like the daily scan to occur?
     
  4. EASTER.2010

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    Does one of the "limited" config options also prevent a user of this AV from making the selection to bypass quarantine or choosing "ignore" like say AVG AS allows?

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  5. farmerlee

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    I actually can't remember sorry, i've currently use the pro version and haven't used the free version in a while.
     
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