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Scan selected drives, folders, or files

Apr 22, 2010

Occasionally, you might want to scan a particular file, removable drives, any of your computer's drives, or any folders or files on your computer. For example, when you work with removable media and suspect a virus, you can scan that particular disk. Also, if you have received a compressed file in an email message and you suspect a virus, you can scan that individual element.

To scan individual elements
  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Computer pane, click Scan Now.
  2. Click Run Custom Scan.
  3. In the Scans dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Click Drive Scan, select the drives that you want to scan, and then click Scan.
    • Click Folder Scan, select the folders that you want to scan, and then click Scan.
    • Click File Scan, select the files that you want to scan, and then click Scan.

      You can also press Ctrl, and then select multiple files to scan.

      You can use the following options to suspend a Scan:
      Pause Suspends a custom scan temporarily

      Click Resume to continue the scan
      Stop Scan Terminates the scan

      Click Yes to confirm.
  4. In the Results Summary tab, do one of the following:
    • If no items require attention, click Finish.
    • If any items require attention, review them on the Attention Required tab.

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