Real-time Scan

Real-time Scan is a persistent and ongoing scan. Each time a file is received, opened, downloaded, copied, or modified, Real-time Scan scans the file for security risks. If the OfficeScan agent does not detect a security risk, users can proceed to access the file. If the OfficeScan agent detects a security risk or a probable virus/malware, a notification message displays indicating the name of the infected file and the specific security risk.

Real-time Scan maintains a persistent scan cache which reloads each time the OfficeScan agent starts. The OfficeScan agent tracks any changes to files or folders that occurred since the OfficeScan agent unloaded and removes these files from the cache.


To modify the notification message, open the web console and go to Administration > Notifications > Agent.

Configure and apply Real-time Scan settings to one or several OfficeScan agents and domains, or to all OfficeScan agents that the server manages.