Run scans from the command line

Your Norton product lets you perform multiple scans from the command line interface. The Norton Scanner feature in the Norton product provides this power user feature. Symantec recommends that you use this feature only if you are an advanced user.

You can launch the command line interface by navigating to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

Run a Quick Scan

  • In the command line, type /usr/bin/nortonscanner quickscan.

Run a full system scan

  • In the command line, type /usr/bin/nortonscanner systemscan.

Scan a specific file

  • In the command line, type /usr/bin/nortonscanner - a <file path>.

Scan a compressed file

  • In the command line, type /usr/bin/nortonscanner - c <file path>.

Scan the Quarantine

  • In the command line, type /usr/bin/nortonscanner quarantine.

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DOCID: v96192107_nsmac_retail_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/01/2017