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How to run a virus scan on your computer

Run a quick scan, full system scan and set it to run automatically

by Kurt Knutsson

In our latest top antivirus recommendation article, many readers asked us about how to run a virus scan on their computer once they installed our top recommendation of TotalAV (Special CyberGuy limited-time deal: $19 your first year (80% off).

Be sure to follow the instructions below.  I encourage everyone to set the scheduler so you can set it and forget it!

 

How to run a Quick Scan

To run a quick scan to see if there is Malware on your computer

  • Open the TotalAV application
  • Click Malware Scan
  • Click Quick Scan
  • Scan will take between 5-10 minutes
  • If TotalAV finds a virus, it will fully remove it and put it in the Quarantine Virus Vault

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How to run a Full System Malware Scan

To run a more in-depth scan of your computer, run a full system scan by doing the following:

  • Open the TotalAV application
  • Click Malware Scan
  • Click System Scan
  • Scan will take much longer to complete depending on how many files your computer has
  • If TotalAV finds a virus, it will fully remove it and put it in the Quarantine Virus Vault

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How to schedule malware scans?

To have TotalAV automatically scan your computer on a regular basis, you can customize how often you want the scan to happen by doing the following:

  • Open the TotalAV application
  • Click “Settings Cog” on the bottom left
  • Click the ‘”Antivirus Scans” tab
  • Adjust the frequency and type of scan.

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