How to run an Virus Scan on MDS Mcafee VirusScan 8.7 is installed on all MDS & NPCS machines. The software has 2 main components. On Access Scan – This program constantly runs on your computer scanning every file you open, move or save. On Demand Scan – The on-demand scan can be used to specifically scan a file, folder or drive Run a Full Scan of PC Right Click the Mcafee Icon, then on the VirusScan Enterprise Shield Or START > Programs > Mcafee > On-Demand Scan To run a full scan of your computer click on the START button This may take up to 1 hour to complete. Scanning a specific folder To scan a specific folder, navigate to the folder Right Click on Folder Select Scan for Threats Scan a specific Hard Disc Open My Computer Right Click on Folder Select Scan for Threats N.B. Only do this for local hard discs e.g. C, D or a USB drive. If you need to scan a location on your J/S Drive use the instructions for scanning folders. Virus Detection If Mcafee finds a virus the scanner will show the following screen The screen will show the following information Name of the infected file Location of file Name of Virus Status – Mcafee will either clean or delete the file. If you see any Virus on your MDS PC please contact the ITServicedesk ext 41515 or http://www.dur.ac.uk/its/servicedesk/ , giving all the above information (name, location, virus, and status) and your PC name.
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