If you want to, you can schedule scans to take place with the frequency you wish. Once you have created a scheduled scan you can configure it as you want or specify when it will take place. To do this:
Click Schedule scan execution.
Select the scan to configure.
Click Scan settings.
A window appears with the following options:
Through this drop-down list you can specify when the scheduled scan should be executed. Scheduled scans can be run once or every certain number of hours, days, weeks or even on specific days of the month. The options available in the Frequency drop-down list are: Once, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annually. Depending on the scan frequency selected in the drop-down list, you will be prompted to enter certain data in the central section of the screen:
Day the scan will be launched: If you select Once in the Frequency list, you can specify the date using a calendar.
Hourly intervals: If you select Hours in the Frequency list, you can schedule the scan to be executed every certain number of hours.
Daily intervals: If you select Days in the Frequency list, you can schedule the scan to be executed every certain number of days.
Weekly schedule: If you select Weeks in the Frequency list, you can schedule the scan to be carried out every certain number of weeks and you can also specify the day that the scan should be run (Monday, Tuesday, etc).
Monthly schedule: If you select Months in the Frequency list, you can select the day of the month that the scan should be performed (for example: 17th of every month), or you can specify that it should be carried out on the first, second, third, fourth or fifth day of every month (for example: the fourth Thursday of every month).
Day the scan will be launched: If you select Year in the Frequency list, you can enter the day and the month on which the scan should be launched.
There is also other data that needs to be entered when configuring the schedule of a scan created by users. This data is:
Start time: This specifies the time the scan will begin.
Finish time: This allows you to configure the time until which the scan can be postponed. If the scan could not start at the scheduled time because the computer was shut down or any other reason, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 will try to launch it until the specified time.
Temporarily disable the job. If this checkbox is enabled, the scheduled scan will not be carried out until this checkbox is disabled.