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fredrika | 09:27 Wed 08th May 2013 | Technology
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My computer is set to Full Scan during the night. Every morning it tells me I am unprotected because I have not run a scan for a while Any suolution please? Thank you.

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Your computer needs to be switched on (obviously) and it also needs to NOT go into standby (sleep) overnight for it to be able to run a scan. Running a full scan every night is massive overkill anyhow... run a full scan once during the day to clear the warning then as long as real time protection is switched on you only really need to run a scan every month or so.
09:35 Wed 08th May 2013
Your computer needs to be switched on (obviously) and it also needs to NOT go into standby (sleep) overnight for it to be able to run a scan.

Running a full scan every night is massive overkill anyhow... run a full scan once during the day to clear the warning then as long as real time protection is switched on you only really need to run a scan every month or so.

This is interesting as i was going to ask a similar question, my MSE is set to do a quick scan every night at 0200 but I also get messages that I haven't run a scan for a while - at the weekend I noticed it hadn't done a scan since February even though the settings are there. At night I just shut the laptop lid, is that the problem and if so why don't they tell you?
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Perhaps they just don't care ?
MSE cant scan unless your computer is on. Simply closing the lid will in effect put it into hibernation state so no scan can be done. I have MSE and I run a quick scan once a week and a full scan once a month.
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Thank you, that now makes sense. Much obliged and will follow you instructions from now on.

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