FRISK Software International

Product: F-PROT Antivirus for Windows
Version: 6

How to perform a manual scan

Manual scan is where F-PROT Antivirus scans your computer with its default scan settings. By default, F-PROT Antivirus automatically disinfects or quarantines all files upon detection without user interaction.

Please note that F-PROT Antivirus automatically quarantines all infected/suspicious archives. To make sure that all archives are clean, you may need to decompress them and then scan all files manually. You can also send these archives to our virus laboratory for further testing. For further information, see Disinfecting infected archives in version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus for Windows.

If you would like to set up your desired scan settings, see How to view, add, run, change or delete advanced scan

F-PROT Antivirus has options called "My computer", "Hard drives", "Removable media" and "Network", in addition to the option "Selected location". These scan task are group in the same way as Microsoft groups drives. You will notice that in Explorer then "My Computer" consists of "Hard Disk Drives", "Devices with Removable Storage" and "Network Drives".

Below are manual scanning options of F-PROT Antivirus with their respective description.

Manual scan options Description
My computer Scans all contents of your computer such as local hard drives, removable media devices and network drives.
Hard drives Scans all local hard drives.
Removable media Scans all removable storage devices such as floppy disks, DVD drives, CD's and USB keys.
Network Scans all network drives.
Selected Location Select the particular files, folders or drives to scan.

Note: Before you perform a full scan on your computer, please check for available updates to make sure you have the latest virus signature file running.

To perform a manual scan:
  1. Run F-PROT Antivirus.
  2. Click the Virus scanners menu.
  3. Under Virus scanners, select Manual scan.
  4. In the Manual scan window, select the appropriate option for your scan task.
  5. When scanning has completed, if you would like to view the scan report, click Report.

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