Select which area of your computer or which data medium you want to specifically check:
If you want to check your computer independently of the automatic idle scan (e.g. because you currently have a suspected virus), just click on this entry. Your computer will now be checked for viruses. You can also read about this in the following section: Run virus checkCheck computer (all local drives):
This function enables you to plan automatic virus checks. You can also read about this in the following section: Automatic virus checks.Scheduled virus checks:
Here the program files and DLLs (program libraries) for all running processes will be checked. In this way malware can be directly removed from the memory and autostart area. Active viruses can be directly removed without searching through the entire hard drive. However, this function is not a replacement for regular virus checks of saved data, but rather an extension to it.Check memory and Startup:
This enables you to scan selected drives, directories or files for viruses. If you click on this action, a directory and file selection dialog will open. You can scan specific individual files or entire directories for viruses here. In the directory tree, you can open and select directories by clicking the "plus" symbols. Their contents will then be shown in the file view. Each directory or file that you mark with a check will be scanned by the software.
If not all files in a directory are checked, this directory is marked with a gray checkmark.
Check removable media: Use this function to check CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs, memory cards or USB sticks for viruses. If you click on this option, all removable media connected to your computer will be checked (including CDs in the tray, inserted memory cards, hard drives connected via USB or USB sticks). Please note that the software cannot of course remove viruses from media that do not have write access (e.g. burned CD-ROMs). In this case, virus discoveries are logged.
Rootkits attempt to evade conventional virus detection methods. You can use this function to specifically search for rootkit viruses, without checking all the hard drives and saved data.Check for rootkits: