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Scan Performance Profiles settings

Apr 19, 2010

The Scan Performance Profiles settings let you configure how Norton Internet Security should scan your computer based on the digital signature and confidence level of the files. To make Norton Internet Security scans lighter, faster, and more effective, you can exclude from scans the files that have known digital signatures or high confidence levels.

You can configure the Scan Performance Profiles settings to do the following:

  • Configure to Full Scan to perform a complete scan of your computer.

    The complete scan includes a scan of all files on your computer irrespective of the confidence level or digital signature of the files.
  • Configure to Standard Trust to perform a scan that excludes the files that are Norton Trusted.

    Norton Internet Security scans the files that have a confidence level other than Norton Trusted.
  • Configure to High Trust to perform a scan that excludes the files that have known digital signatures or high confidence levels.

    Norton Internet Security does not scan the files that have confidence level as Norton Trusted or User Trusted. It also excludes the Good files with high confidence level from the scan. It scans the files with confidence levels as Poor Trust, Unproven Trust, Not Trusted, and the files without a class 3 digital signature.
You must configure the Scan Performance Profiles settings before you run a scan or before a scan is scheduled to run. Norton Internet Security scans your computer according to the configuration you specified in the Scan Performance Profiles settings.
To configure Scan Performance Profiles from the Settings window
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Computer pane, click Settings.
  2. In the Scan Performance Profiles row, drag the slider to one of the settings. Your options are:
    • Full Scan
    • Standard Trust
    • High Trust
    You might need to scroll the window to view the option.
  3. Click OK to save the changes and close the Settings window.
To configure Scan Performance Profiles from the Norton Insight - Application Ratings window
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, click Application Ratings.
  2. In the Norton Insight - Application Ratings window, in the Scan Performance Profiles row, drag the slider to one of the settings. Your options are:
    • Full Scan
    • Standard Trust
    • High Trust
  3. Click Close.

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» digital certificate said...

Thank you so much for this post, this is really helpful actually, i tried to follow what you said and it worked perfectly.

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