How to Shutdown Your Computer Automatically after AVG’s Scan

by Venkat eswarlu on April 18, 2009

in How to,tips and tricks

 How to Shutdown Your Computer Automatically after AVG’s Scan

If you want to scan your whole computer with AVG but don’t want to till the scan is complete, do you know: you can set your computer to shutdown automatically after completion of scan with AVG, follow the steps below for that.

4 Advantages of Automatic shutdown of your system after AVG’s Scan

  • This will be very useful which don’t require your presence.
  • Also AVG scans whole computer automatically and shuts down your computer after that.
  • If you protected your computer with a password which locks your computer then, AVG  offers the option to shutdown your computer forcely.
  • You can sleep or do other work while AVG  performs whole system scan for you.
  1. Set IDM to Shutdown computer automatically when downloading completes
  2. Make CCleaner to Shutdown Windows Automatically After Cleaning

To shutdown your Computer Automatically after AVG scan

1. Open AVG user Interface

2. From Tools, select scan computer, when the scan is running, you can see the ‘additional scan settings’ in the scanning window

 How to Shutdown Your Computer Automatically after AVG’s Scan

3.Click additional scan settings, under computer shutdown options, select ‘shutdown computer after scan completion ‘,you can also check ‘force shutdown if computer is locked’, if your computer is protected with a password.

4. Click OK to apply the changes.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

J Bonington Jagworth June 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm

It would be nice if you could make it part of the schedule, rather than having to wait until it is actually scanning. After all, the whole point is to be able to leave it to its own devices, surely?


venkat June 17, 2009 at 11:42 am

@J Bonington Jagworth
First of all welcome to my blog ,AVG does scan daily only operatig System drive not the whole computer the point here is if you want to scan entire hard drive with AVG which takes lot of time,the above trick will not require your presensce to stay till scan is finsihed at the same time also scan will be completed and computer will be shutdown automatically.


Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I dont know what is going on with my avg but it doesnt save scanning settings… when i do like above(and click save) then go to main pannel, it resets the shutdown after scan. is there any way to set it in the files instead of the prog directly ? I use AVG free 9.0.733


Anonymous February 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Older AVG versions worked great. After you set the option, AVG would always shut down when it was finished. I really miss that. Maybe the programmer simply forgot to include it???


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