Scanning the computer

3 October 2023

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During scanning, the application searches for infected files and malware. There are several types of scans that vary in their search duration and scope.

  • Full Scan. Scans all areas of the computer. This scan requires a lot of time to complete.
  • Quick Scan. Scans objects that are loaded when the operating system starts as well as system memory and boot files. This scan does not require a lot of time to complete.
  • Selective Scan. Scans the selected file or folder.
  • Removable drives scan. Scan of removable drives, such as hard drives and USB sticks connected to the computer.
  • Instant File Scan. This option scans files from the context menu.
  • Background Scan. Scan of system memory, the system partition, boot sectors, and startup objects, as well as rootkits search.
  • Application Vulnerability Scan. Scan the computer for vulnerabilities in applications that malware can exploit to infect your system.

After you install the application, we recommend that you perform a full scan of your computer.

In this section

How to run a Quick Scan

How to run a Full Scan

How to run a Custom Scan

How to run a removable drive scan

How to run a Context Menu File or Folder Scan

How to enable or disable a background scan

How to create a scan schedule

How to search for vulnerabilities in applications installed on your computer

How to exclude a file, folder, or threat type from scanning

Scanning files in OneDrive cloud storage

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