How do I schedule a scan?

Set your computer to scan and remove viruses and other harmful applications automatically when you do not use it, or set the scan to run periodically to make sure your computer is clean.

  1. Open the F-Secure security product.
  2. Select Settings > Scheduled scanning.
  3. Click on the slider to turn on scheduled scanning.
  4. Select when you would like the scan to start.
    Option Description
    Daily Scan your computer every day.
    Weekly Scan your computer on selected days of the week. Select the days from the list.
    Monthly Scan your computer on selected days of the month. To select the days:
    1. Select one of the Day options.
    2. Select the day of the month from the list next to the selected day.
  5. Select when you want to start the scan on the selected days.
    Option Description
    Start time Start the scan at the specified time.
    After computer is not used for Start the scan after you have not used your computer for the specified period of time.
  6. You can optimize how the scheduled scanning scans your computer.
    1. Select Run scanning on low priority to make the scheduled scan interfere less with other activities on the computer. Running the scan on low priority takes longer to complete.
    2. Select Scan only known file types to scan only files that are most likely to be harmful, for example, executable files. Selecting this option makes the scanning faster. Leave the option unchecked to scan all files. The files with the following extensions are examples of known file types: com, doc, dot, exe, htm , ini, jar, pdf, scr, wma, xml, zip.
    3. Select Scan inside compressed files to scan files that are inside compressed archive files, for example zip files. Selecting this option makes the scanning slower. Leave the option unchecked to scan the archive file but not the files that are inside it.
  7. Click OK.

Note: Scheduled scans are canceled when the gaming mode is on. When you turn the gaming mode off, they run according to the schedule again.

Pricing & Product Info

For product info and pricing please go to the F-Secure SAFE product page

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