Customize Scheduled Scans settings

You can configure your Norton product to run a scheduled scan. Your Norton product runs the scan on a specific day and time. If the scheduled scan begins when you use your computer, you can run the scan in the background instead of stopping your work. Your Norton product lets you customize the settings for the scheduled scan.

Your Norton product displays the scan results on your computer when the scheduled scan is complete.

The scheduled scan settings do not change when a different user uses the Mac. Your Norton product runs the scheduled scan at the scheduled time with the settings already configured.

Customize Scheduled Scans settings

  1. In the Norton product main window, click Advanced.

  2. On the left pane, click Protect my Mac.

  3. In the Scheduled Scans row, click the settings icon.

  4. In the Scheduled Scans window, configure your scan settings.

    Your options are:

    When to Scan

    Lets you specify the day and time at which you want your Norton product to run the scan.

    What to Scan

    Lets you specify the area that you want your Norton product to scan.

    Your options are:

    • Startup Disk

      Performs a scan on the startup (boot) disk of your Mac.

    • All User Folders

      Performs a scan on all of the home folders on your Mac.

    • Entire System

      Performs a scan on all the available disks of your Mac.

    Scan files in compressed archives (Recommended)

    Lets you enable or disable your Norton product to scan the files within the compressed files.

    Show Scheduled Scan Results

    Lets you specify when you want your Norton product to notify you about the Scheduled Scan results.

    Your options are:

    • Only when infections are found

      Select this option if you want to be notified when a security threat is detected.

    • Always

      Select this option if you want to receive notification for activities of your Norton product during the scheduled scan. You can receive notifications for activities such as completed scans or scans that are canceled because of system activity.

    Reset to Defaults

    Lets you set the Scheduled Scans settings to the recommended settings.

  5. Click Save.

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DOCID: v95122435_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/01/2017