Scans

Run Manual Scan regularly to ensure that your computer is protected from the latest security risks. For details, see Running a Manual Scan.

In addition to Manual Scan, the agent also runs Real-time Scan and Scheduled Scan. The Trend Micro Security (for Mac) administrator configures the settings for scans, including the action against security risks detected during scanning.

  • Real-time Scan: 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 agent detects no security risk, the file remains in its location and you can proceed to access the file. If the agent detects a security risk, it displays a notification message, showing the name of the infected file and the specific security risk.

  • Scheduled Scan: Runs automatically on the appointed date and time. Scheduled Scan automates routine scans and improves scan management efficiency. The agent aggregates all security risks detected during Scheduled Scan and displays them on your computer after the scanning is complete.