Ability to monitor and stop scheduled scan
The current solution works like this: When a scheduled scan starts a window pops up with information. In that window you can click for more information or something like that, I don't remember exactly. In the new window that now opens you have a button to stop the scan.
The big problem though is that if you don't click to open this new window, then the window closes itself after a few seconds. So the current solution requires you always watch out for this new window and click on it, whenever a scheduled scan starts. It's NOT a practical solution
Also this window(if you were fast enough to click on it) is lacking information on what is being scanned, just as you say.
i definitely have the wish to check the progress of a running scheduled scan. Also the option to pause/restart this scan would be very welcome. At the moment the scan is running for over 5 hours without any indication, what is going on. The only way I can check, it has not finished yet, is by checking the logfile, which is still empty. F-secure manager is using more than halve of my processor power. I use this viruschecker, because it is provided for free by my internet provider, which is one of the reasons I chose for this provider. If the performance stays this bad, I will choose another viruschecker (and possible another provider).
Just as my own feedback (I'm also only F-Secure user);
Current design of F-Secure Home Security solutions (AV/IS/SAFE/TOTAL) and Scheduled scan with next points:
-- it should be known when Scheduled scan is planned to start (design of 'Scheduled scan' which configured by user);
-- when Scheduled Scan is started - F-Secure show the pop-up with ability to 'cancel' Scheduled scan (or allow);
-- still not possible to see process/state of Scheduled scan by something else than 'understanding' that it still running; but current Scheduled Scan design possible to tweak by option 'to use less system resources during scan';
-- Scheduled Scan possible to cancel/stop/break by enabling 'Gaming Mode' or entering to Full-Screen Mode (if Scheduled scan in process -> tray-picture rightclick -> choose Gaming Mode and required some minutes/seconds to cancel Scheduled scan -> possible to see 'event' under Recent Events window -> then uncheck Gaming mode).
Closing this old feature request, as our latest version pretty much covers all the raised issues here.
- You can see when the next scheduled scan is run in the settings.
- You can see the progress of the scan.
- You can cancel the scan from the Recent Events dialog.