Re: AVG free

Then that's what it is you want to reschedule, not the update.  See?  That's 
what I was trying to get straight.  Other people with the same concerns have 
said that they reschedule the scan to take place during the night or anytime 
when they know they won't be using the computer.

anyway, someone posted directions for accessing that scheduler with Jaws, 
which is a little tricky.  Let me see if I can find the text copy I saved of 
the intrusions and paste it in.

Found it.  Here you go:
From: "David The Wild-thing!" <d.h.whitehead@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: AVG, a lovable system resources hog (was:Can Jaws slow down 
your computer?)
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:48 AM

AVG Free version: 7.1.385 will run a virus scan on your computer Daly at
8:00 AM by default. However, if you would like to change the test time, it
can be changed by performing the following steps.

Changing the AVG virus scan schedule:
In the AVG sub-menu, in start-menu/programs,
1. Open AVG Free, addition for Windows,  tab to the scheduler button and
then tap spacebar.
2. You now should be on a combo box with two choices. Up arrow to (Test plan
in basic mode), tab to the edit schedule button and then tap spacebar.
3. You now should be on the (Periodically start scheduled antivirus test)
check box, if this check box is not checked, use spacebar to check it.
4. Now Tab once to the schedule time combo box and use your up or down aero
to choose the time of day you would like AVG to scan your computer for
viruses, tab to the OK button and then tap enter.
AVG now will automatically run a virus scan at the appointed time.
You can also set AVG free to update at a desired time by performing the
following steps. This will make sure your AVG virus definitions are up to
date.

Changing the AVG update schedule:

1. Open AVG Free, addition for Windows, tab to the scheduler button and then
tap spacebar.
2. You now should be on a combo box with two choices. Use Up and down arrow
and be sure (update plan in basic mode) is selected, tab to the edit
schedule button and then tap spacebar.
3. You now should be on the (Periodically check for Internet updates) check
box. If this check box is not checked, use spacebar to check it.
4. Now tab once to the (Check daily between) combo box and use you're up or
down aero to choose the time of day you would like your computer to check
for updates.
5. tab once to the (If Internet connection is not available, check when it
goes on-line) check box, if it is not checked use spacebar to check it, tab
to the OK button and then tap enter.
Your AVG definitions will now automatically be updated at the appointed
time. Note- If your computer is not on at the appointed update time, or
connected to the internet via a broadband connection AVG will update the
next time you connect to the internet.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Troy Burnham" <homerun@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: AVG free


Yardbird,
Actually it is the virus scan that I want to do away with altogether, if I
can that is and if I can't do away with it I'd like to schedule it for a
time when I won't be using the computer since it does make my typing so
sluggish.
Troy


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:18 PM
Subject: Re: AVG free


Troy,
The first important thing would be to distinguish between AVG running its
daily virus scan, which in fact can take a long time--it takes half an hour
on my system-- and actually slow down and interrupt your computer's
functioning, especially Jaws, very seriously, and AVG simply updating, which
means downloading and installing the new definition files, which takes it
only a minute or so and, except for interrupting you for a second when the
notice comes up telling you that it's doing the download, and a moment later
telling you that it's done, is no big problem at all.

So, which are you talking about?  The virus scan or the daily update?
Again, the update is a very small, very quick process.  Not so the daily
virus scan.

Hope this helps.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Troy Burnham" <homerun@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "jfw" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:40 AM
Subject: AVG free


Hi All,
For anybody who uses the free edition of AVG antivirus, I installed it over
the weekend and I'm trying to figure out how to change the time that it
automatically updates itself because right now it is doing it while I'm
trying to work and is interrupting me.

Somebody on another list told me to go into the control center and I did
that and hit the scheduler button and found a list of times, but although I
thought I had changed the update time to 3:00 in the afternoon I didn't, it
just updated itself again just a few minutes ago.

Thanks in advance for any help with this.
Troy


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