Scan selected drives, folders, or files

Occasionally, you might want to scan a particular file, removable drives, any of your computer's drives, or any folders or files on your computer. For example, when you work with removable media and suspect a virus, you can scan that particular disk. Also, if you have received a compressed file in an email message and you suspect a virus, you can scan that individual element.

Scan individual elements

  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, do one of the following:

    • To scan specific drives, click Run next to Drive Scan, select the drives that you want to scan, and then click Scan.

    • To scan specific folders, click Run next to Folder Scan, select the folders that you want to scan, and then click Scan.

    • To scan specific files, click Run next to File Scan, select the files that you want to scan, and then click Add.

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

      You can use the following options to suspend a scan:

      Pause

      Suspends a custom scan temporarily.

      Click Resume to continue the scan.

      Stop

      Terminates the scan.

  5. In the Results Summary window, do one of the following:

    • If no items require attention, click Finish.

    • If any items require attention, review them on the Threats Detected window.

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DOCID: v2526250_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 12/13/2016