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Bitdefender Internet Security 2010 Quickstart Guide

Bitdefender Internet Security 2010 Quickstart Guide

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If you want to scan your computer or specific folders regularly, you should consider
using scan tasks. Scan tasks instruct BitDefender what locations to scan, and which
scanning options and actions to apply. Moreover, you can schedule them to run on
a regular basis or at a specific time.
To scan your computer using scan tasks, you must open the BitDefender interface
andrunthedesiredscantask.Dependingontheuserinterfaceviewmode,different
steps are to be followed to run the scan task.

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Running Scan Tasks in Novice Mode

In NoviceMode,you can only run a standard scanof theentire computerby clicking
Scan Now. Follow the Antivirus Scan wizard to complete the scan.

Running Scan Tasks in Intermediate Mode

In Intermediate Mode, you can run a number of pre-configured scan tasks. You can
alsoconfigureandruncustomscantaskstoscanspecificlocationsonyourcomputer
usingcustomscanningoptions.FollowthesestepstorunascantaskinIntermediate
Mode:
1. Click the Security tab.
2. On the left-side Quick Tasks area, click System Scan to start a standard scan
of the entire computer. To run a different scan task, click the arrow on the
button and select the desired scan task. To configure and run a custom scan,
click Custom Scan. These are the available scan tasks:

Description

Scan Task

Scans the entire system, except for archives. In the
default configuration, it scans for all types of
malware other than rootkits.

System Scan

Scanstheentiresystem.Inthedefaultconfiguration,
it scans for all types of malware threatening your

Deep System Scan

system'ssecurity,suchasviruses,spyware,adware,
rootkits and others.
Usethistasktoscanimportantcurrentuserfolders:
My Documents, Desktop and StartUp. This will

My Documents Scan

ensure the safety of your documents, a safe
workspaceandcleanapplicationsrunningatstartup.
This option helps you configure and run a custom
scan task, allowing you to specify what to scan and

Custom Scan

the general scanning options. You can save custom
scan tasks so that you can later access them in
Intermediate Mode or in Expert Mode.

3. Follow the Antivirus Scan wizard to complete the scan. If you chose to run a
custom scan, you must complete instead the Custom Scan wizard.

Running Scan Tasks in Expert Mode

In Expert Mode, you can run all of the pre-configured scan tasks, and also change
their scanning options.Moreover,you can create customizedscan tasksif you want

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to scan specific locations on your computer. Follow these steps to run a scan task
in Expert Mode:
1. Click Antivirus on the left-side menu.
2. Click the Virus Scan tab. Here you can find a number of default scan tasks and
you can create your own scan tasks. These are the default scan tasks that you
can use:

Description

Default Task

Scanstheentiresystem.Inthedefaultconfiguration,
it scans for all types of malware threatening your

Deep System Scan

system'ssecurity,suchasviruses,spyware,adware,
rootkits and others.
Scans the entire system, except for archives. In the
default configuration, it scans for all types of
malware other than rootkits.

System Scan

Scans the Windows and Program Files folders.
In the default configuration, it scans for all types of

Quick System Scan

malware, except for rootkits, but it does not scan
memory, the registry or cookies.
Usethistasktoscanimportantcurrentuserfolders:
My Documents, Desktop and StartUp. This will

My Documents

ensure the safety of your documents, a safe
workspaceandcleanapplicationsrunningatstartup.

3. Double click the scan task you want to run.
4. Follow the Antivirus Scan wizard to complete the scan.

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