Norton scans

Norton scans secure your computer from all types of viruses and unknown threats using the latest virus definitions. It also scans all the Internet activities that are performed on your computer to protect your computer from the Internet-based threats that exploit software vulnerabilities.

Norton automatically performs different types of scans to secure your computer from latest threats. It also lets you run different types of scans manually to secure your computer.

When you install Norton for the first time, Norton takes at least 1 hour to find all the threats in your computer. If you suspect your computer is infected, run a Full System Scan immediately after installation.

By using Norton, you can run the following types of scans:

Scans and Tasks

Norton scan uses the latest virus definitions that are available locally in the computer.

If you suspect that your computer is infected, you can run three types of computer scans manually to prevent virus infections on your computer. The three types of scans that are available under Scans and Tasks are Quick Scan, Full System Scan, and Custom Scan.

You can also improve your computer's performance by running Custom Tasks.

Norton Power Eraser

Norton Power Eraser is a powerful malware removal tool that can help you clean up the security risks that are difficult to remove. Norton Power Eraser uses aggressive techniques than normal scan process; sometimes there is a risk that Norton Power Eraser flags a legitimate program for removal. Review scan results carefully before removing any files using Norton Power Eraser.

Norton Insight

Norton Insight allows the smart scanning of files on your computer. It improves the performance of your Norton service by letting you scan fewer files without compromising on the security of your computer. When you run Norton Insight, Norton takes you to the Norton Insight window where you can view the trust level of all running processes, files, and startup items.

Diagnostic Report

Diagnostic Report gathers information about your computer including the operating system, installed programs, and hardware. If you think that your computer has any software- or hardware-related problems, you can use this report to troubleshoot them.

Your Norton service keeps your computer secure from latest threats by automatically running Quick Scan when your computer is in the idle state.

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DOCID: v1910793_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 06/20/2017