Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows - Running a Scan


This process is here to teach you how to install with Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows.



  1. Select either Quick or Full scan depending on what you want to scan. Then Click ‘Scan now’
  2. Quick scans checks the areas that malicious software including virus’s spyware and unwanted software are most likely to infect.
  3. Full scan checks all the files on your hard disks and checks all running programs. Depending on your system a Full scan could take over an hour
  4. If during a scan Microsoft securities essentials finds viruses or malware, an 'At Risk' screen will pop up. Your next step is to select ‘Clean PC’
  5. Microsoft Security Essentials will then remove the detected issue
  6. When all of the detected malware is removed you can select ‘close’ and continue browsing

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


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