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January 12, 2008, 3:24 pm
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anti-spyware, etc., software:
1) that will access as many security apps as we need via context
i.e., that we can assign to the context menu so that when invoked,
will run in sequence whatever anti-virus, etc., apps we wish to run on
So instead of having to click on "Scan with AVG", "Scan with
a-squared", etc., etc., manually that we can just click on "Scan for
viruses" and all the apps take a turn in sequence type thing?
2) Same app or another, doesn't matter, that will line up of security
programs with which to scan our entire systems. So at a certain
scheduled time it'll come up and perhaps just prompt one before doing
a system scan then will go through each app we assign overnight doing
an AVG av scan, then all the rest?
I had a bad abandonware freeware come out clean on my usu. 2 security
scans yet it unleashed some pretty powerful malware. First time in
all my computing days that's happened. So after reinstalling my XP,
since nothing could be installed after that, this got me to finally
doing more and stepping up the processes. I now have not just 2 apps
but 5 that I'm using to scan things. I know, I know, malware may
still get through of course, but in 8 years nothing had till that
clever bit of malware. That's the risk of using the net, eh. But
having some sort of program to facilitate things will speed things up
and will make things easier. thx
Re: Software to queue up av/as apps to run on files, also queue of scanning?
This is the kind of custom operation you need to set up yourself.
Involves editing the registry. Usual warings apply.
Create a new key here, e.g. scan:
Set the default value for this key to be your context menu text,
e.g: Scan for viruses.
Create another key under that one called command:
Set the default value for this key to be the name of a script or
batch file which will run the apps, e.g:
The quote marks are required and "%1" will be used to pass the file
name to the batch file and thence the apps. Your batch file will
contain something like this:
The prognames are the names of your AV apps and obviously they must
be capable of accepting filenames as parameters. Check the docs for
any other params you might want and the position of the filename,
e.g. you might have to do:
progname1 -some_value %1
If you expect console output, make the scrollback buffer in the
default command prompt window large enough to view it. If your apps
are GUI and you expect no useful console output remove the pause.
If you don't want a batch file and console window you will probably
have to learn about scripts and the Windows Scripting Host.
See help for the 'at' command.
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