I too would like to see this feature. Command Line switches would also be useful for adding a scheduled task to the windows task scheduler so that a computer could wake up from sleep to scan and then return to sleep. This is something that CAVS3’s built-in scheduler isn’t able to do, at least not to my knowledge.
I’m going to third this wish. I don’t use the on-access scanner (I know, I know, at my own risk…), so I’d really like some way to automate calling the on-demand scanner. That way I can have my mail app and browser call CAV every time I download something.
I usually wouldn’t request something like this, but 1) it seems, from the outside, like it should be a fairly easy task. Just appropriate the code used in the explorer extension.* and 2) It is a fairly common use case among advanced or, if you prefer, naively optimistic users.
I did a little digging in the registry and it looks like the explorer extension uses a dll called cavshell.dll (duh).
Would be a great feature, I had a automatic schedule that ran a program (coded by myself) to execute all these programs to keep my computer secure. Basically, it did a scan with NOD32 (before my subscription ran out), Defrag, Disk Cleanup and it would delete Limewire’s cache.
This can’t happen anymore, so I would like to see this in the future! (with a tutorial would be nice)
And what about the need for a command line scanner in the event of a system that won’t boot-up (boots to blue screen) and one wants to check for a boot sector virus before one rebuilds the boot loader?! I’m in that situation right now with a Dell laptop. I don’t actually think it’s a virus, but I just want to make sure before I take the next steps. Since CIS is on that machine, how nice it would be to just, from the command line, change directories into the CIS folder and execute a quick scan!!!
Instead, I’m force to download a free one from Avira.
I know this thread is a couple of months old, but I will add a “me to” to this feature request.
Would you believe that although I run about 10 systems across 3 physical computers in virtual machines and dual boot scenarios for testing purposes, I have installed CIS on all of these EXCEPT for my main computer.
The only reason I still continue to run ZoneAlarm and McAfee on my main PC is simply because of the lack of a command line virus scanning option within CIS.