In this article, you will learn about the Scan Types that you can find in the Endpoint Detection - Next-Gen Antivirus module. The end-user can perform various scans in order to keep computers clean of malicious files. Keep in mind that only one scan can be run at a time.
- Custom Scan - allows the scan of any file by using the right-click context menu then selecting Scan with Next-Gen Antivirus which will open a new window with the result:
- Quick Scan - scans critical OS locations and the most usual target folders which are known for virus activity:
1. Windows: C:\Windows\system32, C:\Windows\SysWOW64, C:\Program Files\Common Files, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files, C:\Windows;
2. macOS: /System/Library/
- Active Processes Scan - scans all the processes currently running on the machine;
- Full Scan - scans all the local files on the computer;
- Hard Drive Scan - scans all files on the hard drive while ignoring the files on all external media types;
- Local Drive Scan - the profile will scan all local disks including the hard drives, optical drives, and external storage;
- Removable Drive Scan - scans for the files that are on flash, optical or external drives;
- System Scan - scans the system directory;
- Network Drive Scan - scans the network mapped network drives (does not work with network locations). The HEIMDAL Agent detects infected files but no actions will be performed (Quarantine/Delete) because a file located on a network cannot be moved to the local quarantine folder.
The Endpoint Detection - Next-Gen Antivirus module offers Real-Time Scanning that can be enabled from the Endpoint Settings (in the HEIMDAL Dashboard). This feature will scan all actions performed on any file, such as read, write or execute so that malicious activities can be detected immediately.