Norton product scans

Your Norton product lets you perform manual virus scans.

The Automatic Scans feature monitors your Mac for viruses in the following ways:

  • Scans all the files when they are created, copied, or modified.

  • Scans the disks and removable media.

However, Automatic Scans might not detect the following viruses:

  • Viruses that were on your Mac before you installed your Norton product.

  • Viruses in the files that are excluded from the Automatic Scans.

In this case, you can use your Norton product to scan a particular file, folder, or drive on your Mac.

You can perform the following types of manual virus scans:

Quick Scan

Scans the important locations of your Mac that the viruses and other security threats often target.

Quick Scan takes less time because this scan does not scan your entire Mac.

Full Scan

Scans your entire Mac for all types of viruses and security threats.

File Scan

Scans the selected files or folders for all types of viruses and security threats.

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DOCID: v54263211_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/01/2017