Custom scan and Hyper-V scan launcher

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

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This scan target selector applies to both Custom scan and Hyper-V scan.

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.

Shared Folders - Selects all folders on the local server that are shared.

No selection - Clears all selections.

Scan targets for Hyper-V drop-down menu allows you to select predefined scan targets:

By profile settings - Selects targets set in the selected scan profile.

All virtual machines - Selects all virtual machines.

Powered on virtual machines - Selects all online VMs.

Powered off virtual machines - Selects all offline VMs.

No selection - Clears all selections.

To quickly navigate to a scan target or to add a new target file or folder, enter it 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.

Custom scan pop-up window:


If you are only interested in scanning the system without additional cleaning actions, select Scan without cleaning. This is useful when you only want to obtain an overview whether there are infected items and get details about these infections, if there are any. You can choose from three cleaning levels by clicking Setup > ThreatSense parameters > Cleaning. Information about scanning is saved to a scan log.

When you select Ignore exclusions, it lets you perform a scan while ignoring exclusions that otherwise apply.

The Hyper-V scan pop-up window (see Hyper-V scan for more information):


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 configure a scan profile from the Scan profile menu in detail. Available options are described 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.