Configuring a scheduled scan for Windows clients

Article:HOWTO27124  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO27124
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Configuring a scheduled scan for Windows clients

You configure scheduled scans as part of an Antivirus and Antispyware Policy. The scan settings are different for Windows clients and for Mac clients.

See Configuring a scheduled scan for Mac clients.

You can save your scheduled scan settings as a template. You can use any scan that you save as a template as the basis for a different Antivirus and Antispyware Policy. The scan templates can save you time when you configure multiple Antivirus and Antispyware Policies. A scheduled scan template is included by default in the policy. The default scheduled scan scans all files and directories.

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

To configure a scheduled scan for Windows clients

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

  2. On the Scans tab, under Scheduled Scans, click Add.

  3. In the Add Scheduled Scan dialog box, click Create a new scheduled scan.

  4. Click OK.

  5. In the Add Scheduled Scan dialog box, on the Scan Details tab, type a name and description for this scheduled scan.

  6. Click Active Scan, Full Scan, or Custom Scan.

  7. If you selected Custom, under Scanning, you can specify the folders to scan.

  8. Under File types, click Scan all files or Scan only selected extensions.

    See Configuring scans of selected file extensions.

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

  10. Click Advanced Scanning Options.

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

  12. Click OK to save the advanced scanning options for this scan.

  13. On the Schedule tab, under Scanning schedule, set the frequency and the time at which the scan should run.

  14. 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.

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

    See About notification messages on infected computers.

  16. If you want to save this scan as a template, check Save a copy as a Scheduled Scan Template.

  17. Click OK.


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