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How to configure the scheduler for my product?

Your Avira Antivirus product gives you the possibiliy to configure different kind of jobs on a regular basis. You can define which kind of job(s) you like to perform regularly. To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Open the Avira Control Center
     
  2. In the left menu, click Scheduler

    Avira Control Center - Menu - Scheduler

     
  3. Click the + button on the upper menu

    Avira Scheduler - add new job

    A new window opens.
     
  4. Type in a name and a short description for the new job and click Next

    Avira Scheduler - Add name and description for job
     

Scheduling a Scan job

If you like to do a scan of your system or just a specific part of it on a regular base, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the type of the new job: Scan job and click Next

    Avira Scheduler - select job type - Scan job
     
  2. Select the profile of your job and click Next
    Selecting the profile helps you to define what exactly shold be scanned on a regular base. For example, you can decide to perform a complete system scan once per month, or you decide to scan the complete Documents section of your PC. Furthermore, you can also select Manual Selection and choose a specific folder, which should be scanned on a regular base.

    Avira Scheduler - Select job profile
     
  3. Select when you want to schedule this job
    You have different possibilites:

    • Immediately
      When you select Immediately the job will start right after you finished this configuration

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Immediately


       
    • Daily
      When you select Daily the job will be performed every day. You can define at what time the job should run

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Daily


       
    • Weekly
      When you select Weekly the job will be performed every week. You can define at what day and time the job should run

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Weekly


       
    • Interval
      When you select Interval the job will be performed in a specific intervall, e.g. every five hours, every two days, etc.

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Interval


       
    • Single
      When you select Single the job will be performed just once, but you can define when (day and time)

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Single


       
  4. Select the Display mode
    You can choose between
    • Invisible
      You will not see, that the job is running
       
    • Minimized
      The job runs in foreground, but the window is minimized
       
    • Maximized
      The job runs in foreground, but the window is maximized
       
  5. If you like to shut down your computer automatically after the job is done, check the option
     
  6. Click Finish
     
  7. You see the new job in the Scheduler overview page

    Avira Scheduler - Overview - new job added

Scheduling a Update job

If you like to do an update of your virus definition files more or less often than from Avira recommended, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the type of the new job: Update job and click Next

    Avira Scheduler - Job type - Update
     
  2. Select when you want to schedule this job
    You have different possibilites:

    • Immediately
      When you select Immediately the job will start right after you finished this configuration

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Immediately


       
    • Daily
      When you select Daily the job will be performed every day. You can define at what time the job should run

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Daily


       
    • Weekly
      When you select Weekly the job will be performed every week. You can define at what day and time the job should run

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Weekly


       
    • Interval
      When you select Interval the job will be performed in a specific intervall, e.g. every five hours, every two days, etc.

      Avira Scheduler - add upate job - interval


       
    • Single
      When you select Single the job will be performed just once, but you can define when (day and time)

      Avira Scheduler - schedule job - time - Single


       
  3. Select the Display mode
    You can choose between
    • Invisible
      You will not see, that the job is running
       
    • Minimized
      The job runs in foreground, but the window is minimized
       
    • Maximized
      The job runs in foreground, but the window is maximized
       
  4. Click Finish
     
  5. You see the new job in the Scheduler overview page

    Avira Scheduler - Overview-Update job added

  • Affected products
  • Avira Free Antivirus
  • Avira Antivirus Pro

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