When scanning your computer, you can choose from these additional options:
- Scan archive files—Scanning these
files might increase the time required to complete a scan, but
malicious software, including viruses, spyware, and other
potentially unwanted software, can install itself and attempt to
"hide" in these files.
- Scan removable drives—Use this option
to scan the contents of removable drives, such as USB flash
- Create a system restore point before
applying actions to detected items—System restore helps you
restore your computer's system files to an earlier point in time.
It's a way to undo system changes to your computer without
affecting your personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or
photos. These restore points contain information about registry
settings and other system information that Windows uses. When you
select this option, Microsoft Security Essentials creates a system
restore point on your computer on a daily basis before cleaning
your computer. This option allows you to restore software that you
didn't intend to remove.
To set advanced scanning options
Click Settings, and then click Advanced.
Select the check box next to each option that you want to use, and then click Save changes. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or confirm the action.