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Although scans run automatically, you can launch a scan at any time.
An immediate scan might be necessary if you surfed a high-risk website
(networking, music, or adult entertainment), downloaded high-risk items
(screen savers, music, or games), or accidentally clicked on a suspicious
You can scan for threats by doing either of the following:
If the main interface is closed,
right-click the System Tray icon
and select Scan Now. This
launches a Deep scan, which looks for all types of malware in every
If the main interface is open,
click Scan My Computer from
the Overview panel. This launches a Deep scan, which looks for all
types of malware in every area.
To target an area for scanning,
open Windows Explorer and right-click on the file, folder, or drive.
From the pop-up menu, select Scan
You can also run a quick memory scan or a customized scan. For instructions, see Running a custom scan.
If Webroot SecureAnywhere locates a threat, it displays information about what it found. To remove a threat, make sure its checkbox is selected and click Next to continue.
Threats are moved to quarantine, where they
are rendered inoperable. You do not need to delete them or do anything
else. If you want to view quarantined items, click PC
Security, the Quarantine
tab, then the View Quarantine
button. For more information, see Managing
When a threat is removed, Webroot SecureAnywhere launches a follow-up scan to make sure your system is clean.