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You can scan a selected Drive or individual Directory by selecting File | Scan a Drive/Directory. If you have not already done so, you will be prompted to first run a Scan for active Malware (you can skip this if you wish).


The Scan a Drive/Directory screen shows drive and directory selection boxes. Highlight the directory you wish to scan and click on the 'Start Scan' button to carry out the scan.


You can select the default Action to be carried out if a Malware file is detected using the Action selection box (or by selecting 'Options | Action To Take…' from the menubar). The Actions available are:


Prompt User For Action

With this selection chosen, if a Malware file is detected an alert screen will be displayed and the Scan paused until you have determined what action you wish to carry out.


Automatically Rename Malware Files

If a Malware file is detected, the file will automatically be renamed and the Scan will continue. Note: if the Malware is located in an archive file, then the file will not be automatically renamed.


Report Only

No action will be taken on any Malware detected. Details will be reported, and recorded in the logfile.


NOTE: The primary purpose of this scan option is to scan individual directories. Full drive scans are extremely slow and are not recommended. Trojan Remover's main scan, run by clicking the big Scan button on the main screen, scans all known program loading points. For malware to be active it must use one of these loading points. You can use the drive/directory scan function to scan individual directories which you suspect may have malware files that are not actively loading.