Changing Scan Schedules

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SecureAnywhere launches scans automatically every day, at about the same time you installed the software. You can do any of the following:

  • Change the scan schedule to run at different times.
  • Change the scanning behavior.
  • Turn off automatic scanning.

To change the scan schedule:

  1. From the system tray, double-click the Webroot icon. 

    The main interface displays.

  2. In the upper right corner, click the Advanced Settings button.

    The Settings pane displays with the Install Settings sub-pane active.

  3. Click Scheduler.

    The Scheduler pane displays, with the Scan Schedule sub-pane active.

  4. To disable automatic scanning, deselect the Enable scheduled scans checkbox.

  5. To change the scanning frequency, from the Scan Frequency drop-down menu, select one of the following:
    • Scan every day
    • Scan on bootup
    • Scan every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  6. To change the time of the scan, from the Time drop-down menu, select one of the time options.

    If you select one of the when resources available options, the scan will launch when computer resources are available, generally within an hour of the time you select.
  7. Select any of the following checkboxes:
    Scan on bootup if the computer is off at the scheduled time Launches a scheduled scan within an hour after you turn on your computer. If you deselect this checkbox, SecureAnywhere ignores missed scans.
    Hide the scan progress window Runs scans silently in the background. If you deselect this checkbox, a window displays the scan progress.
    Do not perform scheduled scans when on battery power Helps conserve battery power. If you want SecureAnywhere to launch scheduled scans when you are on battery power, deselect this checkbox.
    Do not perform scheduled scans when a full screen application or game is open Ignores scheduled scans when you are viewing a full-screen application, such as a movie or a game. If you want to run scheduled scans anyway, deselect this checkbox.
    Randomize the time of scheduled scans up to one hour for faster scanning Determines the best time for scanning, based on available system resources, and runs the scan within an hour of the scheduled time. If you want to force the scan to run at the exact time scheduled, deselect this checkbox.
    Perform a scheduled Quick Scan instead of a Deep Scan Runs a quick scan of memory. We recommend that you keep this checkbox deselected, so that deep scans run for all types of malware in all locations.
  8. When you're done, click Save.