Custom scan launcher

You can use the Customer Scan to scan specific parts of a disk, rather than the entire disk. To do so, click Computer scan > Custom scan and select an option from the Scan targets drop-down menu, or select specific targets from the folder (tree) structure.

The Scan targets drop-down menu allows you to select predefined scan targets.

By profile settings – Selects targets specified by 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 add a target folder or file(s), enter the target directory in the blank field below the folder list. This is only possible if no targets are selected in the tree structure and the Scan targets menu is set to No selection.


You can configure cleaning parameters for the scan under Advanced setup > Antivirus > On-demand computer scan > ThreatSense parameters > Cleaning. To run a scan with no cleaning action, select Scan without cleaning. Scan history is saved to the scan log.

When Ignore exclusions is selected, files with extensions that were previously excluded from scanning will be scanned with no exception.

You can choose a profile from the Scan profile drop-down menu to be used when scanning specific 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 parameters. Click Setup... to set up a customized scan profile. Scan profile options are described under Other in ThreatSense parameters.

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. Use this if the current user doesn't have privileges to access the files you want to scan. This button is not available if the current user cannot call UAC operations as Administrator.


You can view the computer scan log when a scan completes by clicking Show log.