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How do I schedule a System Scan?

October 19th, 2015

Note: *  Task Scheduling is only available in the licensed editions of Spybot

By default, the System Scan is set to run on (Default Setting).

To schedule a System Scan:

  • Open Spybot’s “Start Center” by right-clicking on the Spybot icon and choosing the option to “Run as administrator”.
  • Tick “Advanced User Mode”.
  • Go to “Settings”.
  • Go to “Schedule”, and click on “Add” beside the System Scan task.
  • Click “Edit” (This will open up the Windows Task Scheduler).
  • In the top left of the Task Scheduler, click on the small black arrow beside “Task Scheduler Library”.
  • This will then show you subfolders of the Task Scheduler.
  • Click on “Safer Networking”.
  • Click on Spybot – Search & Destroy”.
  • Right-click on the “Scan the system” task, and then click properties.
  • Go to the “Triggers” tab, and then click “Edit”.
  • Here, you can set the parameters for when and how you want the scan to run.

FAQ Category: Settings, Spybot 2, System Scan, Task Scheduling