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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 8:43:35 PM

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Hello
I'm quite certain that this will be an easy question for all of you helpful
advisors. You continually beat it into the heads of us not-so-experienced
users that adequate AV, spyware and adware programs are mandatory. My
question: if one is utilizing 5 or 6 of these programs, is it adviseable to
have Task Scheduler run them simultaneous while one is blissfully snoozing?
Thank you for your help.
As an aside, I read through this newsgroup most mornings and have found your
collective help to be most beneficial.
Anonymous
December 4, 2004 9:03:56 PM

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Most of these programs have their own options to schedule scans without using
Task Scheduler.

I would look at these options and set them to your preferences.

Gord

On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 17:43:35 -0800, "Terry Haeber" <thaeber@shaw.ca> wrote:

>Hello
>I'm quite certain that this will be an easy question for all of you helpful
>advisors. You continually beat it into the heads of us not-so-experienced
>users that adequate AV, spyware and adware programs are mandatory. My
>question: if one is utilizing 5 or 6 of these programs, is it adviseable to
>have Task Scheduler run them simultaneous while one is blissfully snoozing?
>Thank you for your help.
>As an aside, I read through this newsgroup most mornings and have found your
>collective help to be most beneficial.
>
Anonymous
December 4, 2004 9:25:58 PM

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Thanks for you help Gord, but it appears that I was not clear enough in my
question.
What I wish to know is "is it adviseable to run these programs simultaneous
or should I run them concurrent"?
Thanks
Terry

<Gord Dibben> wrote in message
news:3vq4r0tlc3jbsrh28g9hseea1mtpg8jpp4@4ax.com...
> Most of these programs have their own options to schedule scans without
> using
> Task Scheduler.
>
> I would look at these options and set them to your preferences.
>
> Gord
>
> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 17:43:35 -0800, "Terry Haeber" <thaeber@shaw.ca> wrote:
>
>>Hello
>>I'm quite certain that this will be an easy question for all of you
>>helpful
>>advisors. You continually beat it into the heads of us not-so-experienced
>>users that adequate AV, spyware and adware programs are mandatory. My
>>question: if one is utilizing 5 or 6 of these programs, is it adviseable
>>to
>>have Task Scheduler run them simultaneous while one is blissfully
>>snoozing?
>>Thank you for your help.
>>As an aside, I read through this newsgroup most mornings and have found
>>your
>>collective help to be most beneficial.
>>
>
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Anonymous
December 5, 2004 12:57:12 AM

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On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 18:25:58 -0800, Terry Haeber wrote:

> Thanks for you help Gord, but it appears that I was not clear enough in my
> question.
> What I wish to know is "is it adviseable to run these programs simultaneous
> or should I run them concurrent"?

I would schedule each one to run at a different time. Example: schedule
antivirus to run. Then an hour or so, schedule the next program to run. You
may want to perform manual scans with each program. Time how long each one
takes. Leave a bit of a "breather period" in between each scheduled task.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
December 5, 2004 1:01:10 AM

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Thank you, Sharon
Terry

"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 18:25:58 -0800, Terry Haeber wrote:
>
>> Thanks for you help Gord, but it appears that I was not clear enough in
>> my
>> question.
>> What I wish to know is "is it adviseable to run these programs
>> simultaneous
>> or should I run them concurrent"?
>
> I would schedule each one to run at a different time. Example: schedule
> antivirus to run. Then an hour or so, schedule the next program to run.
> You
> may want to perform manual scans with each program. Time how long each one
> takes. Leave a bit of a "breather period" in between each scheduled task.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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