Running On-Demand Scans

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Note: You can run an on-demand system scan at any time. This does not interfere with the scheduled system scans.

 

This article contains the following topics:

 

Run an on-demand scan with the scan mode option

  1. Click Scan on the main menu of the client.
  2. Select a scan mode from the drop-down menu:
  • Quick Scan
  • Full Scan
  • Full Scan with Archive Files.

The Antivirus/Anti-spyware Scan window opens and shows the progress of the scan (scan duration and the critical area that is being scanned at the moment) and the results of the completed scan (the total number of scanned files and the total number of detected infections).

Note - You can also click Scan Now in the Antivirus/Anti-Spyware section of the ANTIVIRUS & FIREWALL tab, to run an on-demand scan.

 

Run an on-demand scan in the configured scan mode

  1. Click in the Antivirus & Firewall panel of the ZoneAlarm software client.
  2. Click Settings in the Antivirus & Anti-spyware section.
  3. Click Scan Now.

The Antivirus/Anti-Spyware Scan window opens, and shows the progress of the scan (scan duration and the critical area that is being scanned at the moment) and the results of the completed scan (the total number of scanned files and the total number of detected infections).

 

Run an on-demand scan in the configured scan mode on a specific file

  1. In a Windows explorer, right-click the filename
  2. Select ZoneAlarm
  3. Select scan with ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

 

See the infected files while a scan is in progress

  1. While the scan is in progress, in the Antivirus/Anti-spyware Scan window, click the arrow to expand the Show Detection's section.

    Infected files show in the table:

    Field Name Field Description
    File name Name of the infected file.
    Virus name Common name of the detected malware.
    Type The type of malware:
    • Virus
    • Trojan
    • Rootkit
    • Worm
    • Bot
    • Spyware
    Risk Risk level of the detected malware. All viruses are considered High risk. Other malware that is not a virus can also be Low, or Medium risk.
    Treatment Treatment automatically applied to the infected file:
    • Treated
    • Treatment failed
    • Treatment on reboot
    • Ignored
    • Ignored Always
    Path Full location path of the malware
  2. Select an infected file and click one of these:
    • Treat - let the Antivirus & Anti-spyware security engine automatically treat the infection
    • Note - Automatic treatment is enabled by default. This option is only available, if you previously disabled the automatic treatment.
    • Ignore once - do not treat the infected file this time
    • Ignore always - never treat this infected file
  3. Click Close, when finished.

Notes:

  • The scan process continues, even if you minimize or close the Scan window. You can see the scan progress through the View Scan option in the Main Menu, ANTIVIRUS & FIREWALL panel, or the system tray.
  • If the infected files can not be treated, they are placed in quarantine, so that they can not harm your computer. To see what you can do with the quarantined files, see Dealing with Quarantined Files
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