Quick Scan is a new scanning mode available inside the Scanner. Quick Scan makes a file selection based on what files are typically running in the background when your OS system is running on your computer. These files are deemed the most common threat locations, and are filtered for a shorter scan. The Quick Scan normally spans between 8-10 minutes, and usually scans anywhere between 4000-8000 files.
By default the FixMeStick will run a full system scan. The Quick Scan feature is available from within the FixMeStick scan, located in the top navigation bar. To enable it, follow the instructions below.
1. Start a FixMeStick scan as you normally would. If you aren't sure how to start a scan with your FixMeStick, click here.
2. Once you've started a scan and waited until it gets past Step 1: Checking Internet Connection, click on the Quick Scan tab in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.
3. In the Quick Scan tab, you will receive a message that says “Examining your Hard drive, please wait a few moments…”
4. Select the red Start Quick Scan button that appears after a few moments.
5. You will then be redirected to the in-scan page, where the scan will start over at Step 3: Updating Malware Definitions. The scan will now proceed as it normally would. If Quick Scan has started correctly, you will see a message in the bottom right-hand corner that says 'FixMeStick is running a Quick Scan'.
6. Once the scan is complete, the program will show you everything it found, and ask if you would like to clean it. Simply left-click Clean. If no threats were found, you can skip this option.
7. When the FixMeStick has completed its cleaning, you will receive a notice to exit FixMeStick and restart your computer. Once you left-click exit and wait for your computer to shut down, you can remove our USB device and start your computer again. If you are having issues after a scan, please visit our Knowledge Base page for post-scan issues by clicking here.
Note: Some users starting a Quick Scan from EFI Boot may notice that the red Start Quick Scan button doesn’t appear for some time. The button should appear once the regular scan reaches Step 3: Updating Malware Definitions.
If you are experiencing difficulties starting a Quick Scan, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.