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I'm trying to write a script that will automatically run all my spyware scanners, but I don't want them running all at the same time, so wanted to give the first one an hour to finish then it will execute the next program, here is what I have so far

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Run("C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe")

MouseClick("left", 480, 260, 1)

MouseClick("left", 480, 300, 1)

WinWait("Untitled", 3600)

Run("C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDMain.exe")

WinWait("Untitled", 4)

MouseClick("left", 280, 150, 1)

winwait seems to work fine for causing delays of 4 seconds, I assumed that 3600 second delay would make it wait an hour, but it works far to well, it doesn't execute spyboy at all.

any suggestions?

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I assumed that 3600 second delay would make it wait an hour

Sleep(3600) is just 3.6 seconds

Sleep(5*60*1000) ;<<-------- 5 minutes

Normally I use TimerDiff() for sleeps that long instead of Sleeps.

I guess Sleep and WinWait use different time formats.

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Runwait("C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDMain.exe")

Runwait is what I use and seems to work great.

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Sleep(3600) is just 3.6 seconds

Sleep(5*60*1000) ;<<-------- 5 minutes

Normally I use TimerDiff() for sleeps that long instead of Sleeps.

I guess Sleep and WinWait use different time formats.

I'm sorry but I'm an extreme newb, what is the coding for TimerDiff() that would make the script pause for an hour?

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm trying to write a script that will automatically run all my spyware scanners, but I don't want them running all at the same time, so wanted to give the first one an hour to finish then it will execute the next program, here is what I have so far

CODE
Run("C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe")

MouseClick("left", 480, 260, 1)

MouseClick("left", 480, 300, 1)

WinWait("Untitled", 3600)

Run("C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDMain.exe")

WinWait("Untitled", 4)

MouseClick("left", 280, 150, 1)

winwait seems to work fine for causing delays of 4 seconds, I assumed that 3600 second delay would make it wait an hour, but it works far to well, it doesn't execute spyboy at all.

any suggestions?

WinWait can not point to "Untitled" for Spybot because the window with the title "Untitled" will never exist.

At the top of the script use Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

Change your WinWait to

WinWaitActive("Spybot")

Also I'm not sure what the text is in the Title bar for Windows defender but you would use that in the WinWaitActive() for the Windows Defender portion of your code. Also take note that window titles are case sensitive.

For Spybot weapon_x has also given you some good advice, Use the commandline options but you will also need the ProcessExists that I gave in the other reply.

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Runwait("C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDMain.exe")

Runwait is what I use and seems to work great.

but how does it know how long to wait?

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Once again I am here to say why are you "manually" automating Spybot? It has command line options to do all of this crap automatically and silently.

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I'm sorry but I'm an extreme newb, what is the coding for TimerDiff() that would make the script pause for an hour?

1 hour is 60000 miliseconds.

Like it was pointed out earlier you should be delaying only for the lenghth of time that the process exists.

After the run lines use this but change the process name as required.

While ProcessExists("SDMain.exe")
   Sleep(2500)
WEnd

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1 hour is 60000 miliseconds.

I was under the impression an hour is 3600000ms. :) 60000 is a minute.

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I was under the impression an hour is 3600000ms. ;) 60000 is a minute.

:) Right you are.

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$run = RunWait ( $root & "\SpybotSD.exe /taskbarhide /autocheck /autoupdate /autoclose" , $root & "\")

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$run = RunWait ( $root & "\SpybotSD.exe /taskbarhide /autocheck /autoupdate /autoclose" , $root & "\")
That works for Spybot but the OP is attempting to

to write a script that will automatically run all my spyware scanners

and I don't know what scans are included in "all" nor what the commandline parameters would be for the others. However command line and While ProcessExists() are the way to go where possible.

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Fine.

Heres one for Windows Defender:

RunWait('MSASCUI.EXE -UpdateAndQuickScan')

Heres one for Adaware:

$run = RunWait ( $root & "\Ad-Aware.exe /full +silent +archives" , $root & "\")

Shall I continue?

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Shall I continue?

Only if you feel like it. :) It's obvious that Google will provide solutions for most.

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