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Understanding the different types of scans

The following scan types are available: 

  • Quick Scan - Scans only active programs and checks for Malware traces. Run a Quick Scan if you are sure that the system is clean (e.g. if you have a freshly installed operating system and want to complete setup quickly.) 
  • Malware Scan - Scans all places that Malware typically infects. A Malware Scan is the best choice for most users. It's fast and thoroughly examines the whole computer for any active Malware infections. 
  • Custom Scan - All scanner settings can be manually set and stored for later use. This is particularly useful if you want to scan additional drives for any inactive Malware files. 

If you would like to learn more about the scan types, please read this article

You can continue using your computer as usual while a scan is running but please note that the performance of the computer is reduced while a scan is running and the scan will take longer if your normal work is very resource intensive. 

During the scan, the diagnosis list shows the details of all detected objects. The progress bar shows the percentage of the scan that has been completed and lists the path of the object that is currently being scanned. The statistics below the progress bar display the number of objects that have been scanned, detected and cleaned. 

The Pause button temporarily pauses the scan until the user continues the scan by clicking the Resume button. The Stop button aborts the current scan. Please wait until the scan has finished before deleting or quarantining detected objects. The On scan completion button described earlier remains available while the scan is in progress. 

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  1. Jareth Trigwell

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