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Scan for Security Risks and Viruses

Symantec Endpoint Protection includes a number of different options for scanning your computer. These options are described within the Scan window; follow these steps:

  1. Launch Symantec. You can do this through the Start button, or by double-clicking the Symantec shield in the system tray.
  2. The Symantec Endpoint Protection window appears. Select Scan for Threats.
  3. Select the type of scan you want to perform:
  • Run Active Scan to scan only the most affected areas
  • Run Full Scan to scan the entire computer
  • Create a New Scan to create a specific type of scan to be performed at a specific time and on specific files.

Last Updated: 8/19/14