How do I scan a file or a folder?

The easiest and recommended way to scan a file or folder is to right-click the object you want to scan and select Scan with Bitdefender from the menu. To complete the scan, follow the Antivirus Scan wizard.

Typical situations when you would use this scanning method include the following:

  • You suspect a specific file or folder to be infected.

  • Whenever you download from the Internet files that you think they might be dangerous.

  • Scan a network share before copying files to your computer.

How do I scan my system?

To perform a full scan on the system, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Bitdefender window.

  2. Go to the Antivirus panel.

  3. Click Scan Now and select Full System Scan from the drop-down menu.

  4. Follow the Antivirus Scan wizard to complete the scan.

How do I create a custom scan task?

To create a customized scan task, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Bitdefender window.

  2. Go to the Antivirus panel.

  3. Click Scan Now and select Custom Scan from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click Add Target to select the files or folders to be scanned.

  5. If you want to configure the scanning options in detail, click Scan Options.

    You may select the Shutdown Computer option.

    If no threats are found during the scan, your computer will be shut down when the scan is over. Remember that this will be the default behavior everytime you run this task.

  6. Click Start Scan to run the task.


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