How to run scan on Norton Security for Virus, Spyware, and Security Threats

This video shows you how to run a scan in Norton Security to detect and remove viruses, spyware, and other security threats from your computer.

A Full System Scan thoroughly examines your entire computer for viruses, spyware, and other security threats. It usually takes an hour or even a day depending on the number of files in your computer.

Since the Full System Scan takes more time, we recommend running a Quick Scan to find and fix the threats immediately and then schedule a Full System Scan to run during idle time.

How to run a Quick Scan in Norton Security

1. To run a quick scan, open your Norton Security main window, and click “Security”.
2. Click “Run Scans”, then select “Quick Scan”, and click “Go”.
3. The key areas of your computer are scanned and the threats are removed.

How to run a Full System Scan in Norton Security

1. To schedule a Full System Scan, on your Norton Security main window, click “Security”.
2. Click “Run Scans”.
3. Click “Custom Scan” and then click “Go”.
4. In the Full System Scan row, click the edit icon.
5. Select the time interval in which you want the scan to run.
6. Select only at idle time. Click “Next”.
7. The progress of Scheduled Scans is not visible to you. Since they run in the background and automatically remove the threats.
8. Click “Save”.

However, when your scan is complete, the scan results are added to the Security History window.

To view the results, on your Norton Security main window, click “Security”, then click “History”.

Click the Show dropdown list and then select Scan Results.

You can double click on the scan result to view the detailed information, and that’s it.

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Author: WITS Curators

Bo Washington is a Certified Computer Specialist and the owner and operator of Washington IT Solutions, a local Bartlesville computer repair company. He has been fixing computers since the late 90's and has clocked up thousands of hours performing hardware upgrades, system builds, software installations, virus and spyware removal using the most up to date techniques and general computer services.

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