Forefront Endpoint Protection notifies you whenever it’s running a scheduled scan. Depending on the scan type, a scan may take some time and may affect your computer’s performance. To learn more about scan types, see Scanning for viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software.
To view the progress of a scheduled scan
- If you're running Forefront Endpoint
Protectionon the Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later
service pack) operating system or on the Windows Vista® operating
system, you'll see the Forefront Endpoint Protection icon in the
notification area. Whenever a scan is in progress, the Forefront
Endpoint Protection icon in the notification area will also display
an animation to let
you know that it's scanning your computer. Click the icon to see
which type of Forefront Endpoint Protection scan is in progress,
how long it’s been running, and how many items have been
- If a scan is in progress, Forefront Endpoint
Protection displays the scan’s progress until the scan is complete.
When it completes the scan, Endpoint Protection then displays the
scan results and the date and time when the scan was completed.
- If you're running Endpoint Protection on a
Windows 7 operating system, you won’t see the Forefront Endpoint
Protection icon in the notification area (unless you manually added
the icon to the notification area). However, when you click the
arrow in the notification area, you can see additional icons,
including the Forefront Endpoint Protection icon. Double-clicking
the icon will display the scan's progress.