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Will Norton Security Suite allow me to scan individual files and drives?

Created: 26 Mar 2011 | 3 comments

I'm new to Security Suite and can't figure out how to scan individual files, folders or drives.

Specifically I'd like to scan my flash drive after it's been used on unsecured computers.

The help sectuin doesn't offer much help on this.


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ᗺrian's picture

Is there an option to right click and "Scan for viruses" ?

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


What Norton Product have you installed?

Is that Norton 360, Norton Internet Security?

As long as you have a valid subscription you are entitled to an upgrade to Norton 360 2.0 which does allow you to scan individual files, and also includes other new features.

Please click on the link below to download the latest updates to Norton 360.

In Norton Internet Security, To scan individual elements

  1. In the Norton Internet Security main window, in the Computer pane, click Scan Now.
  2. Click Run Custom Scan.
  3. In the Scans dialog box, do one of the following:
    • Click Drive Scan, select the drives that you want to scan, and then click Scan.
    • Click Folder Scan, select the folders that you want to scan, and then click Scan.
    • Click File Scan, select the files that you want to scan, and then click Scan.

      You can also press Ctrl, and then select multiple files to scan.

      You can use the following options to suspend a Scan:


Suspends a custom scan temporarily

Click Resume to continue the scan

Stop Scan

Terminates the scan

Click Yes to confirm.

  1. In the Results Summary tab, do one of the following:
  • If no items require attention, click Finish.
  • If any items require attention, review them on the Attention Required tab.

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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Thomas K's picture

In the future, be sure to check out the Norton Community for all your Norton Product issues.