Changing Scan Settings

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Scan settings provide advanced users with a little more control over scanning performance.

To change the scan settings:

  1. Open the SecureAnywhere interface by clicking the Webroot icon in the menu bar, then, from the drop-down menu, select Open Webroot SecureAnywhere.
  2. From the menu bar, select Webroot SecureAnywhere, then Preferences.
    You can also access the scan schedule by clicking the Advanced Settings button from the main interface.

  3. In the Preferences window, select Scan Settings 

  4. If needed, select the Scan mounted drives checkbox to include USB flash drives, external hard drives, disk image files, and other types of mounted drives.
  5. The Scan for Windows threats option is automatically selected. This pertains to threats that may be carried on the Mac, but are designed to attack Windows machines.
  6. The Scan archived files is automatically selected. This option determines that archived files such as .ZIP are inlcluded in the scan.
  7. Under the Scan Type area, select one of the following radio buttons:
    • Full scan — A Full scan thoroughly searches for all types of threats in all areas. This is the default scan that runs automatically.
    • Quick scan — A Quick scan is a surface scan of locations where threats are commonly found. This scan runs quickly, but may miss some types of inactive malware that launch after a system reboot.
  8. As needed, do either of the following:
    • To return to the recommended Scan settings, click the Reset Scan Settings button.
    • To return to the recommended settings for all preferences, click the Reset All.
  9. When you're done, click the Close button.