Configuring an on-demand scan for Windows clients

Article:HOWTO27122  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27122
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Configuring an on-demand scan for Windows clients

You can configure options for the custom scans that you want to run on demand. You run the on-demand scans manually from the Clients page. You can also run the on-demand scans from the Monitors page in the management console.

You cannot configure a scan name or a description for the scan options. The client uses the options whenever you run a custom on-demand scan from the management console on the client computer.

Note:
You can run an active scan or a full scan on demand.

See About administrator-defined scans.

The settings for on-demand scans are similar to the settings for scheduled scans.

See Configuring a scheduled scan for Windows clients.

You create different scan settings for Windows clients and for Mac clients.

See Configuring an on-demand scan for Mac clients.

You can click Help for more information about the options that are used in this procedure.

To configure settings for on-demand scans for Windows clients

  1. On the Antivirus and Antispyware Policy page, under Windows Settings, click Administrator-defined Scans.

  2. On the Scans tab, under Administrator On-demand Scan, click Edit.

  3. In the Edit Administrator On-demand Scan dialog box, on the Scan Details tab, under Scanning, click Edit Folders.

    By default, the scan includes all folders.

  4. In the Edit Folders dialog box, select the desired folders, and then click OK.

  5. In the Edit Administrator On-demand Scan dialog box, under File types, click Scan all files or Scan only selected extensions.

    See About scanning selected extensions or folders.

  6. Under Enhance the scan by checking, check or uncheck Memory, Common infection locations, or Well-known virus and security risk locations.

  7. Click Advanced Scanning Options.

  8. Set any of the options for compressed files, storage migration, or performance optimization.

  9. Click OK to save the advanced options for this scan.

  10. On the Actions tab, set any of the options.

    See Configuring actions for known virus and security risk detections on Windows clients.

    You can also set remediation options for the scan.

  11. On the Notifications tab, set any of the options.

    See About notification messages on infected computers.

  12. Click OK.


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