Scanning Your Computer - Part II

Run a Scan

First, choose the type of scan you want to run.

  • Quick Scan: Click Scan.
  • Full Scan: Click the arrow next to Scan, and then select Full Scan.

Monitor the Scan's Progress

Both types of scans show a scan progress bar and the number of files checked. At any time, you can pause, stop, or resume the scan.

What you will see during the scan

The Full Scan progress window displays all the details. Click Hide to show only the top portion of the window. The following table shows you what appears on the console during the scan.

Scan Details Quick Scan Full Scan

The part of the computer being scanned


An option to view all scanned and unscanned areas


The number of potential threats found

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The number of viruses and suspected spyware applications found


Options to automatically close the scan window or turn off the computer if no threats are found

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What's next?

Learn how to read scan results and handle threats >>