How to run a scan task in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 20

Latest update: March 10, 2021 ID: 15080

Scan tasks in Kaspersky Anti-Virus are used to search for infected files and threats. You can run different types of scans, which vary depending on their duration and scope.

  • Full Scan. The entire computer is scanned. This takes considerable time.
  • Quick Scan. Startup objects, system memory, and hard drive boot sectors are scanned. This scan does not take much time.
  • Selective Scan. A selected file or folder is scanned.
  • External Devices Scan. Any removable drives connected to your computer are scanned.
  • Vulnerability Scan. Scans the operating system and applications for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malware.

After you install Kaspersky Anti-Virus, we recommend that you run a full scan of your computer.


How to run a full or quick scan


How to scan individual files or folders


How to scan an external device


How to set a scan schedule


How to run a scan remotely


How to stop a scan task


What to do in case of scan issues

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