Allowing users to view scan progress and interact with scans on Windows computers

You can configure whether or not the scan progress dialog box appears on Windows client computers. If you allow the dialog box to appear on client computers, users are always allowed to pause or delay an administrator-defined scan.
When you allow users to view scan progress, a link appears in the main pages of the client UI to display scan progress for the currently running scan. A link to reschedule the next scheduled scan also appears.
When you allow users to view scan progress, the following options appear in the main pages of the client UI:
  • When a scan runs, the message link
    scan
    in progress
    appears.
    The user can click the link to display the scan progress.
  • A link to reschedule the next scheduled scan also appears.
You can allow users to stop a scan entirely. You can also configure options for how users pause or delay scans.
You can allow the user to perform the following scan actions:
Pause
When a user pauses a scan, the Scan Results dialog box remains open and waits for the user to either continue or abort the scan. If the computer is turned off, the paused scan does not continue.
Snooze
When a user snoozes a scheduled scan, the user has the option of snoozing the scan for one hour or three hours. The number of snoozes is configurable. When a scan snoozes, the Scan Results dialog box closes; it reappears when the snooze period ends and the scan resumes.
Stop
When a user stops a scan, the scan usually stops immediately. If a user stops a scan while the client software scans a compressed file, the scan does not stop immediately. In this case, the scan stops as soon as the compressed file has been scanned. A stopped scan does not restart.
A paused scan automatically restarts after a specified time interval elapses.
Users can stop a Power Eraser analysis but cannot pause or snooze it.
You can click Help for more information about the options that are used in this procedure.
  1. To allow users to view scan progress and interact with scans on Windows computers
  2. In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.
  3. Under
    Windows Settings
    , click
    Administrator-defined Scans
    .
  4. On the
    Advanced
    tab, under
    Scan Progress Options
    , click
    Show scan progress
    or
    Show scan progress if risk detected
    .
  5. To automatically close the scan progress indicator after the scan completes, check
    Close the scan progress window when done
    .
  6. Check
    Allow user to stop scan
    .
  7. Click
    Pause Options
    .
  8. In the
    Scan Pause Options
    dialog box, do any of the following actions:
    • To limit the time that a user may pause a scan, check
      Limit the time the scan may be paused
      , and then type a number of minutes. The range is 3 to 180.
    • To limit the number of times a user may delay (or snooze) a scan, in the
      Maximum number of snooze opportunities
      box, type a number between 1 and 8.
    • By default, a user can delay a scan for one hour. To change this limit to three hours, check
      Allow users to snooze the scan for 3 hours
      .
  9. Click
    OK
    .