ARCHIVED: How can SAV for Windows scan for spyware and adware, as well as for viruses?
Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) 10.1.5 (for Windows XP) and 10.2.0 (for Vista) can scan for adware and spyware as well as for viruses if you enable scanning for expanded threats. The instructions below apply to scheduled scans:
- From the
All Programs, then
Symantec Client Securityor
Symantec/Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition, and then
Symantec AntiVirus Clientor
Symantec/Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition.
Alternatively, in the notification area of the Taskbar (typically on the lower right of your screen), right-click the
Symantec/Norton AntiVirusicon (a shield) and select
Open Symantec/Norton AntiVirus....
- Expand the
Scheduled Scansmenu on the left by clicking the
+(plus sign) beside it.
- Click the scheduled scan for which you want to enable the scanning
of expanded threats. (If you need to set a scheduled scan, see
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Options..., and then
- On the left, select
Security Risks(or one of the nested malware categories).
- From the drop-down list on the right, select an action for SAV to
take. The first action default is
quarantine riskand the default for "if the first action fails" is
Leave alone (log only).
- To save your settings, click
OK, and then
Save settings. Then click
- To run your scan immediately, click
Scan. You may also exit SAV and allow it to run your updated scan at the scheduled time.
Note: The University Information Security Office (UISO) recommends that you run the latest version of Symantec virus protection software (available to IU students, faculty, and staff free of charge via IUware) for your operating system; See In Windows, how do I safely upgrade to the latest Symantec Endpoint or AntiVirus software? Be sure to upgrade safely, update your virus definitions daily, and scan your computer weekly. Check the software help for instructions.
Last modified on January 03, 2013.