To learn how to perform a Quick Scan - Click Here
Quick scan searches only locations that are common hiding places for infections.
Quick scan is faster than a Full scan because of the limited number of locations scanned. It is recommended to run a quick scan when you want to quickly confirm if an infection just landed in your computer.
To learn how to perform a Full Scan - Click Here
Full scans search all areas of your computer, including boot sectors, hard drives and removable media such as ZIP drives, floppy drives and CD/DVD drives for Infections.
Full scans take longer than quick scans because of the larger number of locations scanned. It is recommended you do a full scan at least once every week.
To learn how to perform a Custom Scan - Click Here
Custom scan enables you to select specific files and/or folders to scan for malware. Custom scan takes a longer time than Quick scan but less time than Full Scan. You would invoke this scan in scenarios like the below.
- If you suspect few folders or files that are affected by recent changes.
- If you want to scan only Windows files
- If you want to scan only personal folders and/or files.
- If you want to scan removable devices, like thumb drive, CD, etc.
For all scans, once the scan is complete, the results will be displayed for you to interpret.