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 that your computer is clean.
To schedule a scan:
- Open F-Secure SAFE from the Windows Start menu.
- On the main view, select Viruses and Threats.
- On the Viruses and Threats view, select Settings.
- Select Scanning settings.
- Select Edit settings.
Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.
- Turn on Scheduled scanning.
- In Perform scan, select how often you want to scan your computer automatically.
Option Description Daily Scan your computer every day. Every week Scan your computer on selected days of the week. Select the weekday from the list. Every four weeks Scan your computer on a selected weekday at four-week intervals. Select the weekday from the list. The scan starts on the next occurrence of the selected weekday.
- In Start time, select when the scheduled scan starts.
- Select Run scanning with low priority to make the scheduled scan interfere less with other activities on the computer. Running the scan with low priority takes longer to complete.
- Select Scan only file types that commonly contain harmful code (faster) if you do not want to scan all files.
The files with the following extensions are examples of file types that are scanned when you select this option: com, doc, dot, exe, htm , ini, jar, pdf, scr, wma, xml, zip.
- Select Scan inside compressed files to scan files that are inside compressed archive files, for example zip files. Scanning inside compressed files makes the scanning slower. Leave the option unchecked to scan the archive file but not the files that are inside it.
Note: Scheduled scans are canceled when gaming mode is on. When you turn gaming mode off, they run according to the schedule again.