How do I run a manual scan using the command line on F-Secure Server Security 14.x or Client Securit

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How do I run a manual scan using the command line on F-Secure Server Security 14.x or Client Security 14.x?


The command line option to execute a manual scan can be either used to run a scan on-demand. Additionally the command and the arguments can be used to fill the "Generic" scheduled scan task specific parameters.

To run the task locally via command line:

  1. Press the Windows button
  2. Search for cmd.exe and press Enter
  3. Navigate to your F-Secure client's installation directory (for example: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\)
  4. For Client Security, navigate further to the Client Security directory. For Server Security, navigate to the Server Security directory.
  5. Type in fsscan.exe and add any of the below arguments/options, then press Enter
  6. The scan will be executed and further details will be returned in the command window

Example 1
Retrieving information on available options:

C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\Client Security>fsscan -?

Usage: fsscan [options]


--sched, -s    Runs a scan optimized for scheduled scanning
--target, -t <target>Scans the given <target>
--report, -r <report>Writes an unformatted report to <report> file (only with -c)
--delete, -dDeletes all harmful files found
--collection, -cRuns a scan optimized for large collections of harmful files
--noflyer, -fSkip showing scheduled scanning flyer
-?, -h, --helpDisplays this help

Example 2
Scanning a specific directory (downloads directory of the user Foo):

C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\Client Security>fsscan.exe -t C:\Users\Foo\Downloads\


Setting up a scheduled scan on a specific directory via Policy Manager Console:

  1. Log on to your F-Secure Policy Manager Console.
  2. Select the Policy domain User-added image or Host User-added image / User-added image where you want to edit the policy on.
  3. In the Settings, select the Manual Scan item
  4. Go to the table under Scheduled scanning
  5. Add a new row
  6. Choose Task Type = Generic
  7. Edit the Task Type Specific Parameters, for example to scan the downloads directory of the user Foo: C:\Program Files (x86)\F-Secure\Server Security\fsscan.exe -t C:\Users\Foo\Downloads
  8. Exit the table
  9. Distribute the policy User-added image

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