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#1 MJW

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

How do you start a "CONTEXTUAL SCAN" ? Thanks, Mike

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:56 AM

Hi Mike, and welcome smile.gif

When you right click on a file, do you get the option shown below, to run a Bitdefender contextual scan?



The forum can be a little confusing, as you may have wanted to thread this in the Antivirus Forum: http://forum.bitdefe...p?showforum=313

If you have any further questions, please fee free to ask smile.gif

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hi columbo----Thanks for the reply. YES, I do see SCAN with Bitdefender when I right click on a file. Then when I follow it through, I see that CONTEXTUAL scan does appear. The reason I asked about a CONTEXTUAL scan was because the one time when I did a full scan, it found 60 items that could not be scanned because they were password protected etc. and was told to do a contextual scan on each file. etc. Now when I scan it does not say anything about thoses 60 items that are password protected. How do I find those 60 files that are password protected. or is it NOT a problem. Thanks again for the reply. Mike










QUOTE (columbo @ Nov 11 2012, 01:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Mike, and welcome smile.gif

When you right click on a file, do you get the option shown below, to run a Bitdefender contextual scan?



The forum can be a little confusing, as you may have wanted to thread this in the Antivirus Forum: http://forum.bitdefe...p?showforum=313

If you have any further questions, please fee free to ask smile.gif

Columbo



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

Hi Mike, glad to follow up with you.

The files may not show in a secondary system scan, as the were probably cached and no longer will be scanned unless accessed, or Bitdefender in one of its updates, "unloads" the cache files, and allows them to be scanned again. That info can be found here: http://forum.bitdefe...showtopic=18526

As far as as scanning password protected files, that info. can be found here: http://www.bitdefend...-items-422.html

If you haven't cleared your scan logs, you can find the original scan by going into Bitdefender console/Events/Antivirus and click on the System scan you had completed, and under Subject, it will give you the option to look at the scan log to see where the password protected files are. You could then scan them as per the link above, if you wish to. Otherwise they will be automatically scanned by BD when their accessed or opened, so no worries there, and thus not a problem smile.gif

Hope this helped,

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:21 PM


Thanks again for the reply, columbo. Yes, I have already cleared the scan logs, so I can't go back and check them.
I guess this is NOT an issue. I do have another question about a ficticious email I get on a daily basis, but I will post that question in the antivirus section. Thanks, Mike



QUOTE (columbo @ Nov 11 2012, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Mike, glad to follow up with you.

The files may not show in a secondary system scan, as the were probably cached and no longer will be scanned unless accessed, or Bitdefender in one of its updates, "unloads" the cache files, and allows them to be scanned again. That info can be found here: http://forum.bitdefe...showtopic=18526

As far as as scanning password protected files, that info. can be found here: http://www.bitdefend...-items-422.html

If you haven't cleared your scan logs, you can find the original scan by going into Bitdefender console/Events/Antivirus and click on the System scan you had completed, and under Subject, it will give you the option to look at the scan log to see where the password protected files are. You could then scan them as per the link above, if you wish to. Otherwise they will be automatically scanned by BD when their accessed or opened, so no worries there, and thus not a problem smile.gif

Hope this helped,

Columbo



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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

You're welcome Mike smile.gif

See you on the "other side", the antivirus side biggrin.gif

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Hello smile.gif

We will continue the discussion over here:

http://forum.bitdefe...p?showforum=313

Thank you!

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:33 AM

Thanks again for the reply​ also.






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