Run a scan at the command prompt

You can scan with Norton from the command prompt without opening Norton main window. You type the path and name of the file that you want to scan or customize the scan by adding a specific command. The following are some frequently used commands:

/?

NAVW32 launches help and terminates.

/A

Scans all drives

/S-

Disables subfolders scanning

/BOOT

Scans only the boot records

/QUICK

Runs a Quick Scan

[folder_path]\*[?]

Scans the files that matches specified wild card

[drive|folder|file]

Scans the specified drive, folder, or file

Run a scan from the command prompt

  1. At the command prompt, type the path in which Norton is located and the executable's file name.

    The following examples show the syntax of a scan command:

    • "\Program Files\Norton Security\Engine\version\NAVW32" /command_name

      Where version represents the version number of your Norton service and command_name represents the command.

    • "\Program Files\Norton Security\Engine\version\NAVW32" [path]file_name

      Where version represents the version number of your Norton service and [path] file_name represents the location, name, and extension of the file.

  2. Press Enter.

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DOCID: v8278351_ns_retail_en_us
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 01/08/2017