SecureAPlus automatically scans your entire computer once every 24 hours with Universal AV and has real-time protection against new possible threats that are being saved to your PC’s hard drive.

However, you can manually scan particular files and folders using Universal AV and the Offline AV with a few simple clicks.

Follow these instructions to scan File & Folders with SecureAPlus:

1. Right click the file/folder you wish to scan and select Scan “[Insert Name of File/Folder]”.

Alternative, manual scanning can be accessed by launching:
C:\Program Files\SecureAge\AntiVirus\sascanner.exe

Note that if this is the first time doing a scan, SecureAPlus will prompt for permission to upload any types of files to server for better detection.

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Select Yes to allow SecureAPlus to upload any types of files including document files, else, select No to only allow SecureAPlus to upload executable files to Universal AV server.

This option can be changed on the SecureAPlus Virus Scanner window, to disable uploading of unknown files to server, unchecked Upload the following type of unknown files to Universal AV server.

To upload only executable files to the Universal AV server, choose Executable files, or to upload any type of file, choose Any type of files.

However, do note that, if the file(s) is in the exclusion list, SecureAPlus will not upload the files to Universal AV server.

Learn more How to exclude folder or files for scanning

2. SecureAPlus Virus Scanner window will open and begin scanning. For folders, the scan time may take longer depending on the number and size of files.

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3. Once the scan has finished, if there are no viruses and malware detected then it will simply display that there were no threats detected.

Virus-Scanner-4-No-Threats-Detected4. If threats are detected, the list of infected files will be shown along with information as to which of Universal AV’s engines detected the file as a malware or virus.

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5. You will have the option to Quarantine or Delete the infected files.

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6. You can also re-scan the files with Universal AV real-time by clicking on the Real time rescan with Universal AV button.

Currently, the 6 engines used are: AVG, Avira, ClamAV, Emsisoft, ESET and McAfee.

Availability of Right-Click/On-Demand Scanning

File and Folder/On-Demand Scanning uses either or both of Universal AV and Offline AV to ensure the best detection rates and availability possible.

However, this feature may be unavailable on the following scenarios:

1. When both Universal AV and Offline AV is disabled (from Scan Settings)

2. If Offline AV was not installed and there is no internet connection.

3. If only Offline AV was disabled (from Scan Settings) and there is no internet connection.

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