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Administration Guide

Scanning with AV on-demand

You can perform on-demand AV scanning. You can scan specific files or folders, and you can submit a file for analysis.

Scanning now

  1. On the Malware Protection tab, go to AntiVirus Protection.
  2. Beside the Scan Now button, use the dropdown list to select Quick Scan, Full Scan, Custom Scan, or Removable media Scan.

    Quick Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It looks for threats by scanning executable files, DLLs, and drivers that are currently running.

    Full Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It then looks for threats by performing a full system scan on all files, executable files, DLLs, and drivers.

    Custom Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It allows you to select a specific file folder on your local hard disk drive (HDD) to scan for threats.

    Removable Media Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It scans all connected removable media, such as USB drives.

Scanning files or folders

Right-click the file or folder and select Scan with FortiClient AntiVirus from the menu.

Submitting files to FortiGuard for analysis

You can send up to five files a day to FortiGuard for analysis.

You do not receive feedback for files submitted for analysis. The FortiGuard team can create signatures for any files that are submitted for analysis and determined to be malicious.

  1. On your workstation, right-click a file or executable, and select Submit for analysis from the menu. A dialog displays that identifies the number of files submitted.
  2. Confirm the location of the file that you want to submit, and click the Submit button.

Scanning with AV on-demand

You can perform on-demand AV scanning. You can scan specific files or folders, and you can submit a file for analysis.

Scanning now

  1. On the Malware Protection tab, go to AntiVirus Protection.
  2. Beside the Scan Now button, use the dropdown list to select Quick Scan, Full Scan, Custom Scan, or Removable media Scan.

    Quick Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It looks for threats by scanning executable files, DLLs, and drivers that are currently running.

    Full Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It then looks for threats by performing a full system scan on all files, executable files, DLLs, and drivers.

    Custom Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It allows you to select a specific file folder on your local hard disk drive (HDD) to scan for threats.

    Removable Media Scan

    Runs the rootkit detection engine to detect and remove rootkits. It scans all connected removable media, such as USB drives.

Scanning files or folders

Right-click the file or folder and select Scan with FortiClient AntiVirus from the menu.

Submitting files to FortiGuard for analysis

You can send up to five files a day to FortiGuard for analysis.

You do not receive feedback for files submitted for analysis. The FortiGuard team can create signatures for any files that are submitted for analysis and determined to be malicious.

  1. On your workstation, right-click a file or executable, and select Submit for analysis from the menu. A dialog displays that identifies the number of files submitted.
  2. Confirm the location of the file that you want to submit, and click the Submit button.