Scan tasks

File Anti-Virus and Web Anti-Virus provide real-time computer protection, but we also recommend that you regularly scan your computer for viruses and other computer security threats. Computer scanning is necessary to prevent the spread of malware that has not been detected by the protection components.

Kaspersky Internet Security contains the following built-in scan tasks:

When Kaspersky Internet Security performs a scan task, malicious objects are recognized through signature analysis. In addition to signature analysis, Kaspersky Internet Security uses heuristic analysis and other scanning technologies.

Start Full Scan and Quick Scan tasks

Start a Custom Scan task

You can also schedule a Full Scan or Quick Scan task.

Schedule a scan task

When an external disk is connected to the computer, Kaspersky Internet Security can automatically start scanning the disk, prompt to scan, or do nothing. You can select one of the options in the preferences of the External Disk Scan task.

Select the action Kaspersky Internet Security performs when an external disk is connected to the computer

Stop a scan task

The Full Scan and Quick Scan tasks already contain scan scopes. While performing the Full Scan task, Kaspersky Internet Security scans the computer's memory, startup objects, and all internal disks. While performing the Quick Scan task, Kaspersky Internet Security scans computer memory, startup objects, and system folders. You can change the scan scope of the Quick Scan task.

Add/remove a file or folder to/from the Quick Scan task scan scope

Add an object on the default Quick Scan list to the Quick Scan task scan scope

Disable protection of an object in the Quick Scan task scan scope

If a threat is detected in a file, the application displays a notification and performs the specified action on the object. You can modify the action to perform when an object is detected.

Select the action that Kaspersky Internet Security performs after detecting infected files

Before attempting to disinfect or delete an infected file, Kaspersky Internet Security saves a backup copy for subsequent restoration or disinfection. A file copy appears in Quarantine. You can try to disinfect this file later by using updated anti-virus databases.

Information about the results of scan tasks and all detected objects is logged in a report.

Note: If any errors occur while running a virus scan task, start the task again. If the new attempt to run the scan also results in an error, contact Kaspersky Technical Support.

View a scan task report

Information about the progress of each running scan task (percent complete and time remaining) is displayed in the Scan window.

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