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 Security Cloud contains the following built-in scan tasks:
A virus scan of the computer's memory, startup objects, and all internal disks.
A virus scan of only critical areas of the computer: memory, startup objects, and system folders.
A virus scan of a specified object (file, folder, internal disk, or external disk).
A virus scan of external disks that is performed when an external disk is connected to the computer.
When Kaspersky Security Cloud performs a scan task, malicious objects are recognized through signature analysis. In addition to signature analysis, Kaspersky Security Cloud uses heuristic analysis and other scanning technologies.
You can also run a Full Scan or Quick Scan task on My Kaspersky. For more information about running a computer scan on My Kaspersky, see the My Kaspersky help.
You can schedule a Full Scan or Quick Scan task.
When an external disk is connected to the computer, Kaspersky Security Cloud 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.
The Full Scan and Quick Scan tasks already contain scan scopes. While performing the Full Scan task, Kaspersky Security Cloud scans the computer's memory, startup objects, and all internal disks. While performing the Quick Scan task, Kaspersky Security Cloud scans computer memory, startup objects, and system folders. You can change the scan scope of the Quick Scan task.
Note: On computers running macOS 10.15 or later, you can skip scanning of the read-only system volume to significantly reduce scanning time. By default, Kaspersky Security Cloud does not scan the read-only system volume when performing a Quick Scan task and does scan it when performing a Full Scan task.
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.
Before attempting to disinfect or delete an infected file, Kaspersky Security Cloud 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.
Information about the progress of each running scan task (percent complete and time remaining) is displayed in the Scan window.Page top