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How do I schedule a scan with Avira Antivirus?

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Avira Antivirus offers the possibility to configure different scans on a regular basis. You can define yourself which kind of scan you like to be performed regularly.

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Schedule a scan
  1. Click the Avira icon in your system tray.
  2. Search for "Antivirus" and click Open.
  3. Go to Scan → Scheduler → Add a new scan.

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  4. Select a scan type and a suitable time and click Create.

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  5. The new scan is displayed in the submenu “Scheduled Scans”.

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Note
The created scans can be edited or deleted via the icon on the right side of the scheduled scan.

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  • Affected products
  • Avira Free Antivirus
  • Avira Antivirus Pro
  • Avira Prime (unlimited devices)
  • Avira Internet Security Suite
  • Avira Optimization Suite
  • Avira Total Security Suite

Comments

What Ralph said. The scheduler is nowhere to be found. I just spent a frustrating 45 minutes trying to find the scheduler and came across these out-dated instructions. All I want to do is change the time the scanner is run, but the only option is to start from scratch with a new one. I don't want to add a new scan, I just want to change the time on the one I have. I'll have to look for a better, more user-friendly product when my license runs out.

Interface is not intuitive, nor are the general descriptors easy to look up for specific meaning. This service is meant for specific security and it should be easy to fully implement and understand during setup for full effectiveness. This is a security system for use by the general public, so it should contain all pertinent information to educate the user against various security vulnerabilities on their computer including user practices.

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