Running a Manual Scan

Manual Scan is an on-demand scan and starts immediately after you launch it from the agent console. Manual Scan checks for security risks and also eradicates old infections to minimize reinfection.

The scanning duration depends on the computer's hardware resources and the number of files to scan.

During a Manual Scan, the agent performs a specific action against detected security risks. The action is configured by the Trend Micro Security (for Mac) administrator.


For the other types of scans that the agent performs, see Scans.

  1. Click the agent icon on your computer's menu bar and select Open Trend Micro Security.

  2. Click Scans.

  3. Choose from the following scan options:
    • Quick Scan: Scans areas of the computer typically targeted by security risks. The pattern files on the agent contain information on the computer areas to scan.

    • Custom Scan: Scans the files or folders of your choice. Run custom scan on files or folders that you suspect to be infected.

    • Full Scan: Scans all files, except encrypted and password-protected files.

  4. Click Scan Now.
  5. Wait for the scan to finish and check the results. You can stop or pause scanning while it is in progress.