Schedule a scan

Norton automatically detects the idle state of your computer and runs Quick Scans. However, you can schedule a Full System Scan according to your preferences. You can also set up a schedule for a Quick Scan and for the custom scans that you create.

You have complete flexibility in scheduling custom scans. When you select how frequently you want a scan to run (daily, weekly, or monthly), you are presented with additional options. For example, you can request a monthly scan, and then schedule it to occur on multiple days instead.

In addition to the custom scans that you create, Norton lets you schedule the Full System Scan and Quick Scan.

You can also schedule the scan to run in specific time intervals (hours or days).

Norton lets you select multiple dates if you schedule a monthly scan.

Schedule a custom scan

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

  2. In the Scans window, under Scans and Tasks, click Custom Scan.

  3. Click Go.

  4. In the Scans window, in the Edit Scan column, click the edit icon next to the custom scan that you want to schedule.

  5. In the Edit Scan window, on the Scan Schedule tab, do one of the following:

    • If you do not want to run the scan at any particular time, but want to keep the scan options and scan items saved, select Do not schedule this scan.

    • To run the scan at specific time intervals, select Run at a specific time interval.

    • To run the scan at specific time every day, select Daily.

    • To run the scan on a specific day on a week, select Weekly.

    • To run the scan on a specific day on a month, select Monthly.

    These frequency options include the additional options that you can use to refine the schedule. Set the additional options as required.

  6. Under Run the scan, do the following:

    • To run the scan only at idle time, check Only at idle time.

    • To run the scan only when your computer is connected with external power source, check Only on AC power.

    • To prevent your computer from going to a Sleep or Standby mode, check Prevent standby.

  7. Under After scan completion, select the state at which your computer should be after the scan is complete. Your options are:

    • Stay On

    • Turn Off

    • Sleep

      This option works only if you have configured the power options in your computer using the Windows Control Panel.

    • Hibernate

      This option works only if you have configured the power options in your computer using the Windows Control Panel.

  8. Click Next.

  9. In the Scan Options tab, click Save.

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DOCID: v1910914_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 06/20/2017