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How often should I scan my computer?

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Recommended frequency for launching a scan of the whole computer is once a week.

To enable the automatic scan or schedule your own regular scan:

  1. Open the AVG program.
  2. Next to the Scan now button, click the Scan Options.
  3. Click Manage scheduled scans.
  4. A list of planned tasks will be displayed:
    • Select an existing scheduled scan and click Edit scan schedule to adjust an existing plan; or
    • Click Add scan schedule if you want to create a new plan.
  5. Make sure that the switch on the top of the window is set to Enabled.
  6. Adjust the time of the regular scan according to your needs.
    Note: You can acces more detailed options also by clicking Settings and Location in the left menu.
  7. Click Save.


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