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Command Line Options for Microsoft AntiSpyware (beta 1)

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It has been a busy few months on the Anti-Spyware team, and I have learned a lot about the product while supporting millions of users in a newsgroup format. Here is a cool feature I ran into the other day…executing antispyware with switches through the command line!

 

To do this, open up a command prompt and change to the c:\program files\microsoft antispyware directory. Then use the switches below:

 

GIANTAntiSpywareMain.exe [-parameters] [-parameters]

 

-update : start an update check

-scan : scan [-optional scan parameters]

Optional scan parameters:   [-withMainUI]
                            [-schedule]
                            [-withUI]
                            [-withResultUI]

 

Here is an example: “GIANTAntiSpywareMain.exe -scan –withui -withresultsui -schedule

 

Feel free to play with the switches and let me know if it is beneficial to be able to do this.

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