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Changing scan settings

Scan settings provide advanced users with a little more control over scanning performance.

To change the scan settings:

  1. Open the main interface.

  2. At the bottom left, click Settings.  

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  3. In the Settings dialog, click Scan Settings.

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  4. If you want to change a setting, select its checkbox to disable it (uncheck the box) or activate it (check the box). When you're done, click Save All.

    The settings are described in the table below.

Scan settings

Enable Realtime Master Boot Record (MBR) Scanning

Protects your computer against master boot record (MBR) infections. An MBR infection can modify core areas of the system so that they load before the operating system and can infect the computer.
We recommend that you keep this option selected. It adds only a small amount of time to the scan.

Enable Enhanced Rootkit Detection
 

Checks for rootkits and other malicious software hidden on your disk or in protected areas. Spyware developers often use rootkits to avoid detection and removal. We recommend that you keep this option selected. It adds only a small amount of time to the scan.

Enable "right-click" scanning in Windows Explorer

Enables an option for scanning the currently selected file or folder in the Windows Explorer right-click menu.

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This option is helpful if you downloaded a file and want to quickly scan it.

Update the currently scanned folder immediately as scanned

Displays a full list of files as Webroot SecureAnywhere scans each one. If you want to increase scan performance slightly, deselect this option so that file names only update once per second on the panel. Webroot SecureAnywhere will still scan all files, just not take the time to show each one on the screen.

Favor low memory usage over fast scanning

Reduces RAM usage in the background by using less memory during scans, but scans will also run a bit slower. Deselect this option to run faster scans and use more memory.

Favor low CPU usage over fast scanning

Reduces CPU usage during scans, but scans will also run a bit slower. Deselect this option to run faster scans.

Save non-executable file details to scan logs

Saves all file data to the scan log, resulting in a much larger log file. Keep this option deselected to save only executable file details to the log.  

Show the "Authenticating Files" pop-up when a new file is scanned on-execution

Opens a small dialog whenever you run a program for the first time. Keep this option deselected if you do not want to see this dialog.

Scan archived files

Scans compressed files in zip, rar, cab, and 7-zip archives.



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