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Scan tasks in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 are used to search for infected files and threats. The following scan options are available:

  • Full scan. The following objects are scanned by default: system memory, objects loaded on startup, system backup, email databases, hard drives, removable storage media, and network drives.
  • Quick Scan, which scans startup objects, system memory, and the hard drive boot sectors.
  • Selective Scan, which scans any objects of your choice.
  • External Device Scan, which scans the objects connected to your computer.

After you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018, we recommend that you update antivirus databases and run a full scan.

Watch the video about how run a scan task in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 at the end of article.

 

How to run a full or quick scan

When you start a full scan task, it is recommended that you close all other applications, because the process requires much resources and may slow down other software or your system. How to start a scan:

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018, click Scan. For guide on how to open the main window, see this article.

Image: the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

  1. Select the scan type and follow the corresponding link.
  2. In the right frame of the window, click Run scan.

Image: scan window in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

 

How to scan a specific file or folder

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018, click Scan. For guide on how to open the main window, see this article.
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Image: the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

  1. Click Selective Scan.
  2. In the right frame, click Add or drag-and-drop the files you want to scan.

Image: select the file to scan

  1. If you clicked Add, specify the files you want to scan. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.

Image: select the file to scan

  1. Check if you selected all the files you want to scan and click Run scan.

Image: scan window in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

 

How to run External Device Scan

Normally, when you connect a removable drive, the notification “Removable drive detected” appears in the bottom right corner of the screen.  To run a scan task, click Scan.

Image: the notification on checking the removable drive.

To run an External Device Scan form the application window:

  1. In the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018, click Scan. For guide on how to open the main window, see this article.

Image: the main window of Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

  1. In the Scan window, click the link External Device Scan.
  2. In the drop-down list, select an external device and click Run scan.

Image: launching an external device scan in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018.

 

How to run a scan task remotely

You can run a scan task remotely via M My Kaspersky. You can send commands from any device connected to the Internet. For a detailed guide on running a remote virus scan, see this article.

 

How to view scan results

  1. In the Scan window, select Task Manager. In the Task Manager section you can observe the scanning process and see when the scan was started or stopped.
  2. Click Detailed report to view detailed information on recent scans.

Image: the scan report window in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

  1. In the Detailed reportswindow, select a scan task. In the right frame of the window you will see the information about scan. Click Details.

Image: the scan report window in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

 

How to stop a scan task

  1. Right-click the Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018 in the notification area of your Desktop and select Task Manager or the name of the scan task you want to stop.
Image: the shortcut menu in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018
  1. In the right frame of the Scan window, click Task Manager, then click Stop.
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Image: stopping the scan task in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018

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