Custom scan launcher

If only want to scan a specific target, you can use the Custom scan tool by clicking Computer scan > Custom scan and selecting an option from the Scan targets drop-down menu or selecting specific targets from the folder (tree) structure.

The scan targets window allows you to define which objects (memory, drives, sectors, files and folders) are scanned for infiltrations. Select targets from the tree structure, which lists all devices available on the computer. The Scan targets drop-down menu allows you to select predefined scan targets.

By profile settings – Selects targets set in the selected scan profile.
Removable media – Selects diskettes, USB storage devices, CD/DVD.
Local drives – Selects all system hard drives.
Network drives – Selects all mapped network drives.
No selection – Cancels all selections.

To quickly navigate to a scan target or to directly add a desired target (folder or file(s)), enter it in the blank field below the folder list. This is only possible if no targets were selected in the tree structure and the Scan targets menu is set to No selection.


Infected items are not cleaned automatically. Scanning without cleaning can be used to obtain an overview of the current protection status. If you are only interested in scanning the system without additional cleaning actions, select Scan without cleaning. Furthermore, you can choose from three cleaning levels by clicking Setup... > ThreatSense parameters > Cleaning. Information about scanning is saved to a scan log.

You can choose a profile from the Scan profile drop-down menu to be used for scanning chosen targets. The default profile is Smart scan. There are two more pre-defined scan profiles called In-depth scan and Context menu scan. These scan profiles use different ThreatSense engine parameters. Click Setup... to set up chosen scan profile from the Scan profile menu in detail. The available options are described under section Other in ThreatSense engine parameters setup.

Click Save to save changes made to your target selection, including selections made within the folder tree structure.

Click Scan to execute the scan using the custom parameters that you have set.

Scan as Administrator allows you to execute the scan under the Administrator account. Click this if the current user doesn't have privileges to access the appropriate files to be scanned. Note that this button is not available if the current user cannot call UAC operations as Administrator.