Scan different disks on different days, how?

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  1. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 Registered Member

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    Hi - I like to run a full scan every night, but now I work in the morning and the scan isn't finished. SO, I'd like to scan just my C drive during the week, and only scan my D/E drives (which primarily store data and backups) once a week.

    How do I configure NOD32 to do this?
    thanks
    /j
     
  2. Teazle

    Teazle Registered Member

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    follow

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=487811#post487811

    and adjust settings accordingly per drive and time,

    on a few posts down you will see a line like

    C:\ /adware /ah /all /antistealth+ /arch+ /clean /cleanmode /delete /heur+ /log+ /mailbox+ /ntfs+ /pack+ /quarantine /scanboot+ /scanmbr+ /scanmem+ /scroll+ /sfx+ /unsafe /unwanted /wrap+

    change the leading C:\ into whatever other drive you wish to scan at this newly chosen time.

    A tip might be changing your previous scheduled scan from (guessing) /local to d:\ or similar.

    Hope I'm clear enough.

    Cheers.
     
  3. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 Registered Member

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    Not really - some sort of miracle happens between post 94 & 95 as I don't see any way to get to the 'external application' window.

    Also - if you get me there, and all I have to do is edit an existing command line with the disk selection, fine. but if i have to go comb the entire tool for all my option settings, and translate them into all the command line settings, not fine. I suppose if it was a free tool I'd feel differently, but for a paid, highly-regarded tool there should be a easy way to control the scope of the scan.

    Thanks very much
    /j
     
  4. BFG

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    Hello,

    If you open NOD32 and then use the 'F1' key, the help files offered contain all of the command line options available in the program.

    Modules > NOD32: On-demand scanner > Miscellaneous dialogs > Command line parameters

    BFG
     
  5. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 Registered Member

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    yes, and there are dozens of them.

    Guys, I get that if I study up on all the command line options, I can shift to a paradigm where I run nod32 from a .bat file and have total control over everything. That seems like a lot of work, though, to change one option that should be in the d--n GUI. Am I really out of luck here?
    /j
     
  6. prius04

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    Well, it's not really that difficult IF you follow the tutorial and simply copy and paste the string of recommended switches into the "command line".

    I set up weekly scans of my C:/ drive, my secondary internal IDE drive, and my external USB drive (i.e. 3 different weekly scans for each of the drives) in less than a minute. It's a fairly straightforward, albeit a bit weird and non GUI-based, procedure.

    BTW, not sure if you are aware of this but, when going through this procedure, if you didn't select "NOD32 Kernel - Execution of an external application" from the dropdown box after you selected "Add" in the Scheduler/Planner, you won't ever get to the "Run external application" box at the end (the one in Post 95).
     
  7. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 Registered Member

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    thanks, that helps a little. My issue is this - I know that when I got the program I changed some options. I don't remember which. So unless there's an easy way of finding out what the command line would look like for my current configuration, doing this right will be a lot of tedious work.
    /j
     
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    Okay, so how about going into the NOD32 Control Center, expanding "System Tools", clicking on "Scheduler/Planner", and then clicking "Add" in the "Scheduled tasks" window? Does that bring up the "Add scheduled task" with a dropdown? If so, the you're *really* close.

    Just select the first option in the dropdown (NOD32 Kernel - execution of an external application), hit next and enter the task name and select when to run the task, hit next and select the time and day(s), hit next and choose the third option (Run the task immediately if the time since the last task execution exceeds) and then enter the number of hours, hit next and then finish.

    You should now see the dialog box depicted in Blackspear's Post #95. Follow the instructions in that post and then enter the switches in the command line. Teazle already posted the recommended switches so you could really just copy and paste those into the command line. Then, as Teazle indicated, go through the process again for each drive (or drives) for which you want to schedule scans.

    Hope this helps and that I'm not misinterpreting some other issue.
     
  9. jeffw_00

    jeffw_00 Registered Member

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    Prius04 - this works if I'm happy with the 'recommended' options, but I've tweaked a few of them, so I would have to go through each of the 'recommended' ones and see what i chose and modify to suit. It's a shame the tool won't just let me copy the current scan task and modify the scope (files checked), seems like a pretty basic feature.
     
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