Protecting disks, files, and data from viruses Scan disks, folders, and files
If you never log on as root, performing scans while logged on as an administrator catches any viruses the computer might have acquired. If you log on as root, perform scans under the same logon. You can also restart from the CD and scan using Norton AntiVirus for Mac OS 8.1-9.x to avoid access problems and permissions errors.
See “About Compression Preferences” on page 105.
You can customize the way Norton AntiVirus performs scans. Norton AntiVirus can check compressed files for viruses, but not encrypted files. Encrypted files, which normally require a password to open them, must be decrypted before you scan them.
To scan disks, folders, and files for viruses
Start Norton AntiVirus.
In the Norton AntiVirus main window, select the disks to scan:
View the contents of the disk by clicking the triangle next to the disk name.
On the File View tab, select folders or files.