Avast 2015: Schedule an Avast GrimeFighter scan

How to schedule an Avast GrimeFighter scan in Avast Antivirus 2015

When Avast GrimeFighter within Avast Antivirus 2015 finds some issues which affect your system's performance, it notifies you with a popup message. If you want to change the way it checks your system and how often it notifies you about grime, you can easily change the settings.

The following instructions assume that Avast Antivirus 2015 is installed on your computer. For detailed instructions refer to the articles below:

Avast GrimeFighter is licensed separately from Avast Antivirus products. Before you schedule a GrimeFighter scan, make sure you have activated your license. Otherwise the scheduled scan waits for your license information.

For instructions to activate your subscription for Avast GrimeFighter with your license, please read the following article:

  1. Open your Avast Antivirus user interface and go to Scan → Scan for performance issues.
  2. Click Settings at the bottom of the GrimeFighter screen.
  3. Go to the Scheduling tab. Tick the checkbox next to Schedule scan, and select scan frequency and preferences.
  4. Go to the Schedule tab to set the scan launch time.
  5. Click OK to save your settings.

Please follow the detailed steps below to schedule a scan for Avast GrimeFighter.

  1. Right-click on the Avast orange ball icon in the system tray and select Open Avast user interface, ...and go to Scan → Scan for performance issues.
  2. Click Settings at the bottom of the GrimeFighter screen.
  3. Go to the Scheduling tab. Tick the checkbox next to Schedule scan and select scan frequency from the drop-down menu. You can select other preferences:
    • Do not start the clean if running on batteries - This option is useful if you remove your notebook/tablet from its power source. Keep in mind that the scanning process can take up to a few hours, so your computer needs to have enough power left to to avoid the scan being interrupted by loss of power.
    • Wake up the system to start the clean (if in sleep mode) - If your machine is in sleep mode the scan won't be delayed. This is possible only for sleep mode (not when computer is switched off).
    • Shut down the system after the clean finishes - This option is useful when you want to start a scan before you leave your computer unattended, for example before you go to bed.
    • Start the clean as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed - If for some reason Avast GrimeFighter cleaning is not possible in the scheduled time, for example if the machine is powered off or cannot shut down as expected, the clean up is performed as soon as the computer is restarted.
  4. In the Schedule tab set the scan launch time. Remember that the time is in 24-hour format, or military time. For example, to start cleaning at 8:00 pm you should enter 20:00.
  5. Click OK to save your settings.

To ensure the scan is launched according to your settings, make sure you have activated your license. Otherwise the scheduled scan waits for your license information. For instructions to activate your subscription for Avast GrimeFighter with your license, please read the following article:

  • Avast GrimeFighter

  • Avast Premier 2015
  • Avast Internet Security 2015
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 2015
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2015
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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