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While I scan my computer with eset, it usually go to sleep mode. How can I configure eset to let my computer still awake while scanning?

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I'm not sure if this can be accomplished programmatically. I'd tend to believe it's the OS that should detect active processes and prevent the computer from entering sleep mode.

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I have already try with avast and it not let my pc go into sleep mode. So I think the problem is from eset. Is it have configuration that prevent pc from go into sleep mode while scanning

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The default "balanced" power mode setting in Windows will not enter sleep mode until 1 hour of inactivity has passed. That should be more than enough time for the default mode Eset scan to complete.

Are you using a laptop? I believe the sleep mode power settings are less in duration for a laptop since the setting might be set to "power saver" mode.

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I want to ask is eset can prevent computer going to sleep mode while scanning. I don't want to change my balance power saving whenever I scan my pc

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25 minutes ago, khoi2406 said:

I want to ask is eset can prevent computer going to sleep mode while scanning. I don't want to change my balance power saving whenever I scan my pc

As I have already written, I doubt this is something that a program can control programmatically. That said, the answer is no.

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Only applications can tell Windows that it is not allowed to enter the energy saving mode. Some media applications do this (e.g. Winamp). I use this special application (freeware): don't sleep

But while "don't sleep" is running, Eset can't send Windows to sleep or hibernate mode after the scan. If I want to use this Eset feature, I have to play music with Winamp while Eset is scanning. This works.

@itman A full scan takes 5 hours for me. I do this once a month.

 

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It turned out to be doable. We'll consider adding an option to prevent standby in future versions of Eset's products.

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On 6.5.2017 at 9:46 PM, 100 said:

I use this special application (freeware): don't sleep

Don't Sleep and all other tools that I know uses "SetThreadExecutionState" and it is no more reliable. (Sometimes my Windows 7 PC goes to hibernate while such tools are running or a media stream is played.) Software should now use "Power Availibility Requests" to prevent Windows from energy save modes

Comparison between "SetThreadExecutionState" and "Power Availibility Requests":

https://decatec.de/programmierung/c-sharp-windows-standby-unterdruecken/

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