Join Nancy C. Muir for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring scans, part of Norton Internet Security Essential Training.
…Scans look for risky content on your computer, and remove or…quarantine those threats so they can't do any harm.…You might ask yourself, if Norton products are so great at preventing the download of…malware to your computer, why do you need to scan your computer for malware?…Well, the fact is that security software such as Norton doesn't stop 100%…of threats from downloading to your computer.…And malware can come from other sources like a DVD.…That's why in this movie, you learn about configuring scans to find and…deal with malware that gets onto your computer.…
Let's look at various scan settings you can customize.…Start by clicking Settings.…On the Computer tab click Computer Scan.…The first setting to tackle is Compressed File Scan.…With this on, Norton scans the contents of compressed or…zipped files, and lets you know about any problematic files.…If you turn the Remove Infected Files setting on, you're warned that Norton will…remove the entire compressed file to deal with any threats in it.…Because you may not want to throw away all the files, just because of one bad apple.…
She explains how to set up real-time protection, configure scans of your system, and schedule tasks so that they don't hog system resources at important times. She'll also show how to set up a Smart Firewall to protect your entire network, and configure antivirus and antispam protection for messaging and email. Then learn how to protect and control your family's experience online, use an Identity Safe account for web browsing, and work with Norton's add-on cloud-sharing, mobile security, and remote monitoring services. Finally, Nancy explains how to incorporate Norton software as part of an overall privacy and security effort.
- Installing Norton Internet Security
- Excluding sites from scans
- Viewing performance data
- Running updates
- Configuring and running scans
- Protecting yourself online and on mobile devices