Microsoft AntiSpyware – Another Workaround for bug in setting scheduled scan times in the afternoon

By Bill Sanderson:

I’ve dug into this bug, as follows:

Users in locales where the default clock is a 24 hour format will find that they cannot set scheduled scan times in the afternoon.

This can be worked around by selecting a time format which uses 12 hour format rather than 24 hour.

This is on the Time tab, and a working format is: h:mm:ss tt

A non-working format is: any of the choices with a CAPITAL H at the beginning.

This isn’t my discovery, it was posted by others here, but I’ve done some testing:

1) I set my language to English (United Kingdom) afternoon settings failed (default time is 24 hour.)  Reset time to 12 hour,and afternoon settings worked.

2) I set my language to English (United States)  Default time setting is 12 hour.  Scheduling scans in the afternoon works fine.  Change just the time settings to a 24 hour choice, and you can no longer set up a scheduled scanin the afternoon.

This bug appears to me to be new in build 614.
Control panel,
date, time, language, and regional settings
Regional and language options
Click customize next to your locale setting
Click the time tab.

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3 responses to “Microsoft AntiSpyware – Another Workaround for bug in setting scheduled scan times in the afternoon

  1. kadri

    Microsoft AntiSpywareTurkish language

  2. Andre

    The current beta is intended only for English language versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It should not be deployed on non-English versions.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en

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