Customizing administrator-defined scans for clients that run on Windows computers

You might want to customize scheduled or on-demand scans for the clients that run on Windows computers. You can set options for scans of compressed files and optimize the scan for computer or scan performance.
  1. To customize an administrator-defined scan for the clients that run on Windows computers
  2. In the console, open a Virus and Spyware Protection policy.
  3. Under
    Windows Settings
    , click
    Administrator-defined scans
    .
  4. Do one of the following actions:
    • Under
      Scheduled Scans
      , select the scheduled scan that you want to customize, or create a new scheduled scan.
    • Under
      Administrator On-demand Scan
      , click
      Edit
      .
  5. On the
    Scan Details
    tab, select
    Advanced Scanning Options
    :
    • On the
      Compressed Files
      tab, you can reduce the number of levels to scan compressed files. If you reduce the number of levels, you might improve client computer performance.
    • On the
      Tuning
      tab, change the tuning level for the best client computer performance or the best scan performance.
    Click
    OK
    to save changes.
  6. For scheduled scans only, on the
    Schedule
    tab, set any of the following options:
    • Scan Duration
      You can set how long the scan runs before it pauses and waits until the client computer is idle. You can also randomize scan start time.
    • Missed Scheduled Scans
      You can specify a retry interval for missed scans.
  7. On the
    Actions
    tab, change any detection actions. See:
  8. On the
    Notifications
    tab, enable or disable a notification that appears on client computers when the scan makes a detection. See:
  9. Click
    OK
    .