CompuClever Antivirus Plus Help

Configuring a custom scan

To configure a scan for malware in detail and then run it, follow these steps:

  1. Open the CompuClever Antivirus Plus window.

  2. Access the Protection panel.

  3. Under the Antivirus module, select Manage Scans.

  4. Click New custom task. In the Basic tab enter a name for the scan and select the locations to be scanned.

  5. If you want to configure the scanning options in detail, select the Advanced tab. A new window will appear. Follow these steps:

    1. You can easily configure the scanning options by adjusting the scan level. Drag the slider along the scale to set the desired scan level. Use the description on the right side of the scale to identify the scan level that better fits your needs.

      Advanced users might want to take advantage of the scan settings CompuClever Antivirus Plus offers. To configure the scan options in detail, click Custom. You can find information about them at the end of this section.

    2. You can also configure these general options:

      • Run the task with low priority Decreases the priority of the scan process. You will allow other programs to run faster and increase the time needed for the scan process to finish.

      • Minimize Scan Wizard to system tray Minimizes the scan window to the system tray. Double-click the CompuClever Antivirus Plus icon to open it.

      • Specify the action to be taken if no threats are found.

    3. Click OK to save the changes and close the window.

  6. Use the Schedule switch if you want to set a schedule for your scan task. Select one of the corresponding options to set a schedule:

    • At system startup

    • Once

    • Periodically

  7. Select the type of scanning you want to run from the Scan task window.

  8. Click Start Scan and follow the Antivirus Scan wizard to complete the scan. Depending on the locations to be scanned, the scan may take a while. At the end of the scan, you will be prompted to choose the actions to be taken on the detected files, if any.

  9. If you want to, you can quickly rerun a previous custom scan by clicking the corresponding entry in the available list.

Information on the scan options

You may find this information useful:

  • If you are not familiar with some of the terms, check them in the glossary. You can also find useful information by searching the Internet.

  • Scan files.  You can set CompuClever Antivirus Plus to scan all types of files or applications (program files) only. Scanning all files provides best protection, while scanning applications only can be used to perform a quicker scan.

    Applications (or program files) are far more vulnerable to malware attacks than other types of files. This category includes the following file extensions: 386; a6p; ac; accda; accdb; accdc; accde; accdp; accdr; accdt; accdu; acl; acr; action; ade; adp; air; app; as; asd; asp; awk; bas; bat; bin; cgi; chm; cla; class; cmd; cnv; com; cpl; csc; csh; dat; dek; dld; dll; doc; docm; docx; dot; dotm; dotx; drv; ds; ebm; esh; exe; ezs; fky; frs; fxp; gadget; grv; hlp; hms; hta; htm; html; iaf; icd; ini; inx; ipf; isu; jar; js; jse; jsx; kix; laccdb; lnk; maf; mam; maq; mar; mat; mcr; mda; mdb; mde; mdt; mdw; mem; mhtml; mpp; mpt; mpx; ms; msg; msi; msp; mst; msu; oab; obi; obs; ocx; oft; ole; one; onepkg; ost; ovl; pa; paf; pex; pfd; php; pif; pip; pot; potm; potx; ppa; ppam; pps; ppsm; ppsx; ppt; pptm; pptx; prc; prf; prg; pst; pub; puz; pvd; pwc; py; pyc; pyo; qpx; rbx; rgs; rox; rpj; rtf; scar; scr; script; sct; shb; shs; sldm; sldx; smm; snp; spr; svd; sys; thmx; tlb; tms; u3p; udf; url; vb; vbe; vbs; vbscript; vxd; wbk; wcm; wdm; wiz; wll; wpk; ws; wsf; xar; xl; xla; xlam; xlb; xlc; xll; xlm; xls; xlsb; xlsm; xlsx; xlt; xltm; xltx; xlw; xml; xqt; xsf; xsn; xtp

  • Scan options for archives.  Archives containing infected files are not an immediate threat to the security of your system. The malware can affect your system only if the infected file is extracted from the archive and executed without having real-time protection enabled. However, it is recommended to use this option in order to detect and remove any potential threat, even if it is not an immediate threat.

    [Note] Note

    Scanning archived files increases the overall scanning time and requires more system resources.

  • Scan boot sectors.  You can set CompuClever Antivirus Plus to scan the boot sectors of your hard disk. This sector of the hard disk contains the necessary computer code to start the boot process. When a virus infects the boot sector, the drive may become inaccessible and you may not be able to start your system and access your data.

  • Scan memory.  Select this option to scan programs running in your system's memory.

  • Scan registry.  Select this option to scan registry keys. Windows Registry is a database that stores configuration settings and options for the Windows operating system components, as well as for installed applications.

  • Scan cookies.  Select this option to scan the cookies stored by browsers on your computer.

  • Scan only new and changed files.  By scanning only new and changed files, you may greatly improve overall system responsiveness with a minimum trade-off in security.

  • Ignore commercial keyloggers.  Select this option if you have installed and use commercial keylogger software on your computer. Commercial keyloggers are legitimate computer monitoring software whose most basic function is to record everything that is typed on the keyboard.

  • Scan for rootkits.  Select this option to scan for rootkits and objects hidden using such software.