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Run Norton scans to check for threats on your PC

Your Norton device security product automatically updates virus definitions and regularly scans your PC for a range of threats. If you have been offline, or suspect that you have a virus, you can manually run the following:

  • Quick Scan to analyze areas of your computer that are most vulnerable to threats.

  • Full System Scan to analyze your entire system including less vulnerable applications, files, and running processes than those checked during a Quick Scan.

  • Custom Scan to analyze individual files, folders, or drives if you suspect that they are at risk.

After you install your Norton product, the first scan may take an hour or more to analyze your entire system.

Run a Quick Scan, Full System Scan, or Custom Scan

  1. Open your Norton device security product.

    If you see the My Norton window, next to Device Security, click Open.

  2. In the Norton product main window, double-click Security, and then click Scans.

  3. In the Scans window, next to Scans and Tasks, select one of the following:

    • Quick Scan > Go

    • Full System Scan > Go

    • Custom Scan > Go, then click Run next to Drive Scan, Folder Scan, or File Scan to navigate to the components that you want to scan.

  4. In the Results Summary window, click Finish.

    If there are items that require attention, review the risks in the Threats Detected window.

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DOCID: v1910793
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 10/05/2021