Changing Scan Settings



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

To change scan settings:

  1. From the system tray, double-click the Webroot icon.



    The main interface displays.



  2. In the upper right corner, click Advanced Settings.



    The Settings pane displays with the Install Settings sub-pane active.



  3. Select Scan Settings.



    The Scan Settings pane displays.



  4. Do either of the following:
    • To enable a setting, select the checkbox.
    • To disable a setting, deselect the checkbox.
    The following table describes the settings:
    SETTINGDESCRIPTION
    Enable rootkit detection

    Checks for rootkits and other malicious software hidden on your disk or in protected areas. Spyware developers often use rootkits to avoid detection and removal.

    We recommend that you keep this option selected. It adds only a small amount of time to the scan.

    Scan the Master Boot Record

    Protects your computer against master boot record (MBR) infections. An MBR infection can modify core areas of the system so that they load before the operating system and can infect the computer.

    We recommend that you keep this option selected. It adds only a small amount of time to the scan.

    Scan archived files Scans compressed files in zip, rar, cab, and 7-zip archives.
    Detect Potentially Unwanted Applications Potentially unwanted applications are programs that aren't necessarily malicious but contain adware, toolbars, or other unwanted additions to your system.
    Enable right-click scanning in Windows Explorer

    Enables an option for running a full, file-by-file scan of the currently selected file or folder in the Windows Explorer right-click menu. This option is helpful if you downloaded a file and want to quickly scan it.

  5. When you’re done, click the Save button.