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How to scan just the files on c:\, not the folders and subfolders?

Created: 26 Sep 2012 • Updated: 26 Sep 2012 | 5 comments

I've got a user with a slower laptop.  She gets an occsional virus on the root somehow. 

We are just moving to Symantec, so this might not be an issue.

 

In the past, we did a quick scan daily on slower laptops.  A full scan had too much impact when the user would occsionally pull out their laptop and use it.  A complete, full scan was rare.

 

I found the + and check box part of a custom scan, but the c:\ loses its check mark when I remove the checks from the folders.

 

Is there anyway to tell it to scan just files on c:\?  I didn't see anything like scan c:\*.* except for folders.

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ohzone - CherylPeterson's picture

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.Brian's picture

Unfortunately, this isn't possible:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/how...

Probably because everything is on C: so if you try to setup a scan for just C:, it see's everything and scans it.

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.Brian's picture

You can set it to scan C: but it will still scan everything on C:, I can't get it just to scan C:

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

You can create Custom Scan.

Try to create custom scan and You will be select file and folder do you want to scan.

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma