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Local protection :: Scanner

The section Scanner enables you to easily configure and start an on-demand scan. Predefined profiles enable a scan with already adapted default options. In the same way it is possible to adapt the scan for viruses and unwanted programs to your personal requirements with the help of manual selection or by creating user-defined profiles, . The required action can be selected either via the icon in the toolbar, via shortcut or via the context menu. Start a scan via the item Start scan with selected profile.

The display and handling of the editable profiles corresponds to that of the Windows Explorer. Every folder in the main directory corresponds to one profile. Folders or files to be scanned are selected or can be selected with a check mark in front of the folder or file to be scanned.

Predefined profiles

Avira AntiVir Premium offers pre-defined profiles for a scan.

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These profiles are read only and cannot be altered or deleted. To adapt a profile to your requirements, select for a one-off scan the folder Manual selection or Create new profile to create a user-defined profile, which can be saved.

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For predefined profiles, the scanning options of the Files group of the Avira AntiVir Premium Configuration are used. You can adapt this setting to your requirements in the Avira AntiVir Premium Configuration. Access Avira AntiVir Premium Configuration via the Configuration button or link in this section.

local drives

All local drives on your system are scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Local hard disks

All local hard disks on your system are scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Removable drives

All available removable drives of your system are scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Windows System Directory

The Windows system directory of your system is scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Full system scan

All local hard disks on your computer are scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

My Documents

The folder "My Documents" on your system is scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

active processes

All current processes are scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

scan for rootkits

The computer is scanned for active rootkits.

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In interactive mode you have several ways of reacting to a detection. In automatic mode the detection is recorded in the report file.

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In 64 bit systems the rootkit scan is not yet available!

Manual selection

Select this folder if you want to adapt the scan to your individual requirements. Mark the required directories and files to be scanned.

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The profile Manual selection is used to scan data without first creating a new profile.

User-defined profiles

A new profile can be created via the toolbar, via shortcut or via the context menu.

New profiles can be saved under the name you require and in addition to the manually controlled scan are useful for creating time-based scans with the aid of the Scheduler.

Toolbar and Shortcuts

Icon

Shortcut

Description

F3

Start scan with the selected profile

The selected profile is scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

F6

Start scan with the selected profile as administrator

(This function is only available with Windows Vista. Administrator rights are required to carry out this action.)

The selected profile is scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Ins

Create new profile

A new profile is created.

F2

Rename selected profile

Gives the selected profile the name chosen by you.

F4

Create desktop link for the selected profile

Creates a link to the selected profile on the desktop.

Del

Delete selected profile

The selected profile is irretrievably deleted.

Context menu

The context menu for this section can be obtained by selecting a required profile with the mouse and keeping the right-hand mouse button pressed.

Start scan

The selected profile is scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Start scan (administrator)

(This function is only available with Windows Vista. Administrator rights are required to carry out this action.)

The selected profile is scanned for viruses or unwanted programs.

Create new profile

A new profile is created. Select the directories and files that Avira AntiVir Premium should scan for you.

Rename profile

Gives the selected profile the name chosen by you.

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This entry cannot be selected in the context menu if a predefined profile is selected.

Delete profile

The selected profile is irretrievably deleted.

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This entry cannot be selected in the context menu if a predefined profile is selected.

File filter

 

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This entry can only be selected in the context menu when the mouse is over a check box.
The option is not available with predefined profiles.

Select

 

Note
This entry can only be selected in the context menu when the mouse is over a check box.
The option is not available with predefined profiles.

Create desktop link

Creates a link to the selected profile on the desktop.

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This entry cannot be selected in the context menu if the profile Manual selection is selected, as the settings of the Manual selection are not permanently saved.

 

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