Windows 10: How run Scans without PC going to sleep

Discus and support How run Scans without PC going to sleep in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; This has been bugging me. When I run a long scan of say Malwarebytes Custom Scan or Microsoft Safety Scanner after a certain amount of time, my PC... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Jeddie, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Jeddie Win User

    How run Scans without PC going to sleep


    This has been bugging me.

    When I run a long scan of say Malwarebytes Custom Scan or Microsoft Safety Scanner after a certain amount of time, my PC goes to sleep. And of course the scan stops until I move the mouse to wake it and the scan re-starts.
    Some of these scans take many many hours to complete because of this sleep/wake/sleep cycle.

    I don't really want to touch my sleep / power settings each time I run a scan?

    So how do you guys handle this? I would love to be able to run these longer scans when I go to bed and wakeup to a completed scan.

    :)
     
    Jeddie, Nov 19, 2017
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  2. thewamp Win User

    Problem Performing Full Scan

    Even though I have power settings set to never let the computer go to sleep, It goes to sleep and Windows Defender. running a full scan on C:, stops scanning. How can I keep the scan running to completion?
     
    thewamp, Nov 19, 2017
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  3. Windows Defender Full Scan

    I am trying to run a full scan with Windows Defender, but my PC goes into sleep mode even though I changed the settings to never go into sleep mode (just for this one time scan, then I'll add a sleep mode time). Anyways, when my PC goes into sleep mode
    it seems like Windows Defender pauses at that point. I want to do a full scan, but I do not want to sit at my PC all day making sure that Windows Defender is still running. Does anyone know the best PC Virus/Malware cleaner? My PC is having trouble with
    the internet, I keep getting "kill the page", ect.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
    MelanyClay, Nov 19, 2017
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  4. Plankton Win User

    How run Scans without PC going to sleep

    That's the only way it's done....it's a big PITA but that's the only way.
     
    Plankton, Nov 19, 2017
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  5. Porthos Win User
    Porthos, Nov 25, 2017
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  6. MrHudson Win User
    I don't really want to touch my sleep / power settings each time I run a scan?

    So how do you guys handle this? I would love to be able to run these longer scans when I go to bed and wakeup to a completed scan.

    I set mine to never sleep, When I bought this laptop, first full scan I did, it scanned 1.9 million files. when it crashed and I did clean install, scan never broke 500k. HP had a lot of stuff on here.
     
    MrHudson, Nov 29, 2017
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  7. torre Win User
    To my knowledge, the sleep/power settings must be temporarily changed to due a scan when you are not present.
     
    torre, Nov 30, 2017
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  8. MrHudson Win User

    How run Scans without PC going to sleep

    How run Scans without PC going to sleep [​IMG]

    Max time is 5 hours.
     
    MrHudson, Apr 5, 2018
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