why have scheduled scans for defender, if they don't work?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by too-old-for-this, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. hi everyone... i'm running XP, SP3, auto-updates on, Spybot S & D, windows
    defender, AdAware Anniversary edition, Avast! anti-virus, and a few registry
    cleaners & optimizers on top of it all... defender plays nicely with the
    other stuff, but it seems to scan whenever it feels like it, and it ignores
    the 2 AM scheduled scan i have set it for... when it scans, it slows things
    down, and takes up some RAM, so i'd rather have it scan when i'm not using
    the comp, hence the 2 am scan occurrence...

    i don't power down completely, only 'standby'; will setting up a 'scheduled
    task' work with Defender, to wake up the comp each morning, run the scan,
    then go on standby again? unless i did something wrong, it doesn't seem to,
    and Defender's own 'scheduled scan' parameters don't seem to work either...

    what am i doing wrong? i have half a mind to lose Defender completely,
    because it's never found 'malware', but my other programs can usually find
    something when i run them...
    too-old-for-this, Aug 15, 2009
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  2. Since you state that you are running a 32-bit version of Windows and
    this forum is for 64-bit versions you might start in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support for assistance with XP SP3.
    Bobby Johnson, Aug 16, 2009
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