automatic scan

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by janis75, May 10, 2008.

  1. janis75

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello janis
    I'll stick to t-4-2 , for now
    This will help you understanding "user accounts" and many other window
    basics
    1. bottom left corner, there is a round logo. That is the START button
    click that
    2. you are looking at the Start menu. Right panel, look for Help An
    Support, click that
    3.click Table of Contents, click Getting Started, click User Accounts
    Settings. Now just click whatever topic you want to read under tha
    heading, including Administrator account
    Spend some time reading all that are in the Table of Contents
    That's it for now. Like I said , any question just ask. I'm no expert
    soon you'll find out I can't answer all your questions.
     
    t-4-2, May 13, 2008
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  2. Sorry, I wasn't trying to help really. :eek:)

    I was replying to some who responded to you in order
    to get clarification of their apparent position that Vista
    was incapable of waking for scheduled tasks.

    ....and that there really was such a thing as "off" these days.

    Start orb
    control panel
    hardware and sound
    power options
    choose what power button does
    and/or
    choose what closing the lid does
    remove "hibernate" from the choices because
    hibernate is too close to off (really off - if there
    is such a thing anymore) for scheduled tasks to
    run by "waking" the computer (from sleep).

    I'm assuming here that Vista is capable of "waking"
    from its hybrid sleep mode.

    My knowledge of this comes only from the "help" feature
    on my Vista laptop which I was referencing in my posts.

    aside -

    It still seems awkward trying to find information in Vista.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 13, 2008
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  3. janis75

    Rojo Habe Guest

    All this has got me wondering, so I've just edited my Windows Defender scan
    task to wake the computer (it's scheduled for 0200 and has never run at that
    time). I'll make sure I put the computer into Sleep mode tonight and post
    back here tomorrow to let you know if the task ran.

    I do have logs in my Event Viewer that Windows Update has been running at
    3AM but I've never been around to see it happen.

    ....and I can't find a scheduled task for Windows Update so some other
    process or service must control that.
     
    Rojo Habe, May 15, 2008
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  4. janis75

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello Rojo
    See screenshot link. It apparently applies to windows updates, bu
    nothing else

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    (http://imagegrotto.com/view-autoupdate11435.JPG
     
    t-4-2, May 15, 2008
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  5. janis75

    Rojo Habe Guest

    I can now confirm that if you schedule a task and tick the box that says
    "Wake the computer to run this task", the computer will indeed wake out of
    Sleep mode. Your screenshot implies that this ought to work for Hibernate
    too. I'll try and remember to try this tonight, and post back here
    tomorrow.

    Of course, in Hibernate mode the computer is powered off, so I'm guessing
    that for this to work your BIOS has to be capable of doing it.
     
    Rojo Habe, May 16, 2008
    #25
  6. Hibernate is as "off" as it gets. It is "off" but "what you were doing"
    has been saved to disk so that when "on" again it can resume from
    there.

    BIOS needs power "on" too in order to execute its code.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 16, 2008
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  7. janis75

    Rojo Habe Guest

    Yes, well perhaps I should clarify. When I say powered off I don't mean at
    the wall. I mean still switched on at the wall and with the PSU still
    receiving power via its physical power switch (if fitted). As you say, it
    can only be off for a given meaning of the word "off". Hibernate mode is
    "powered off" in the same way that Shut Down is. Sleep mode does everything
    that Hibernate does (saves the RAM to disk) but keeps the RAM alive for a
    faster Resume time, therefore using a tiny bit more power.

    If the machine is unplugged from the mains (as some people say you should do
    with all appliances) then obviously it's never going to wake up (unless of
    course it has batteries, as laptops do). Sorry if I caused any confusion.

    I'm trying the Hibernate test tonight in an attempt to recreate the OP's
    symptoms. If it works then all janis75 should need to do is locate the
    tasks in question and put a tick in a box.
     
    Rojo Habe, May 16, 2008
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  8. janis75

    t-4-2 Guest

    Just a second, Rojo. My screenshot was about windows updates, no
    scanning which ianis was asking about ---- scanning. Please show m
    where you find the task schedule and the box to tick . I'd like to se
    that myself. Thank you
     
    t-4-2, May 16, 2008
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  9. janis75

    t-4-2 Guest

    Thank you for the instruction. I had the box " wake --" ticked
    PS. What screenshot
    And yes, the thread is too long. That's it. Thanks again
     
    t-4-2, May 17, 2008
    #29
  10. janis75

    Rojo Habe Guest

    It's definitely attached in Windows Mail. Are you on a Vbulletin forum
    somewhere? Maybe they blocked it.
     
    Rojo Habe, May 18, 2008
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  11. janis75

    t-4-2 Guest

    Vista Forum ( vistax64.com ) is where I go because I get notification
    if I have replies to my threads. They blocked your screenshot. I di
    find your screenshot later from Windows Mail. I rarely go to WM fo
    obvious reason -- no notification
    Come to think of it, you saw my screenshot posted in Vista forum, but
    couldn't see yours posted in WM ?? That makes sense ??
     
    t-4-2, May 18, 2008
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