[For your protection, some features and settings discussed in this documentation may be controlled by your security administrator.]

To remove all unwanted or potentially harmful items that Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 detects quickly and easily, use the Clean computer option.

  1. When you see the notification message that Forefront Endpoint Protection displays in the Notification area after it detects potential threats, click Clean computer.

  2. Forefront Endpoint Protection removes the potential threat (or threats), and then notifies you when it's finished cleaning your computer.

  3. To learn more about the detected threats, click the History tab, and then select All detected items.

  4. If you don't see all the detected items, click View details. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or confirm the action. On systems running Windows XP, you may need to log on as an administrator on this computer.

During computer cleanup, whenever possible, Forefront Endpoint Protection removes only the infected part of a file, not the entire file.