Configuring on-access scanning

On-access scanning protects your computer from viruses by detecting and treating viruses that may be dormant on your computer. It is on by default and supplies the most active form of malware protection, so we recommend you keep it enabled.

Files are scanned for viruses as they are opened, executed, or saved, thereby allowing immediate detection and treatment of viruses.

Note - Archive files, such as .zip files, are scanned by on-access scanning when you open them.

To enable on-access scanning:

  1. Select COMPUTER | Anti-virus & Anti-Spyware, click Settings, then click Advanced Settings.
  2. Select On-Access Scanning.
  3. Select Enable On-Access Scanning, and optionally specify a mode, then click OK:

Scan when reading and writing

(Recommended) Scans a file when it’s opened, saved, or executed.

Scan in Smart Mode

Scans files when they are opened, saved, or executed, and expedites this process by leveraging information from previous scans.

Scan when reading

Scans a file when it’s opened or executed.

Enabling on-access scanning of network files

You can enable on-access virus/spyware scanning of the files that exist on any drives or computers you are connected to on a network. Note that this option may not be necessary, and may slow performance, if these drives already have full security protection.

  1. Select COMPUTER| Antivirus & Anti-spyware, click Settings, and then click Advanced Settings.
  2. Select On-Access Scanning.
  3. Select Enable scanning of network files.

See Also

Customizing virus protection options

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