MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN INSTRUCTIONS


SECTION I - TO SCAN YOUR HARD DISK (you should do this at least once a month; more often if you frequently get floppy disks from other people or go on the Internet):

1) Double-click on the McAfee VirusScan icon on the desktop.

2) Click on Scan.

3) Click on the tab that says "When & What."

4) Be sure that "All fixed disks" is selected for "Scan in:" (if it's not click on the Browse button next to the "Scan in:" box and click on the "C:" Drive.

5) Be sure that there is a check mark next to Include subfolders.

6) Click on Scan Now.

7) If the program finds a virus, click on Clean.

8) If the program reports that it can't clean the computer of the virus, skip to Section III below.

SECTION II - TO SCAN FLOPPY DISKS (you should scan every floppy disk you get from other people BEFORE you open any of the files on it):

1) Insert the floppy disk into the floppy disk drive with the shiny metal sliding cover forward and the label up. You will hear a "click" when it is all the way in.

2) Double-click on the McAfee VirusScan icon on the desktop.

3) Click on Scan.

4) Click on the tab that says "When & What."

5) Click on the Browse button. Scroll up and click on "3 ½" Floppy Disk (A: )". Click on OK.

6) Be sure that there is a check mark next to  Include subfolders.

7) Click on Scan Now.

8) If the program finds a virus, click on Clean.

9) If the program says that it CAN'T get rid of the virus, then skip to Section III below.

SECTION III -

1) Minimize the VirusScan program and go back to desktop.

2) Open Windows Explorer (click on Start, Programs, Windows Explorer) and find this file.

3) Note in which folder the file is:

1) If the file is a downloaded file and is in the "C:\America Online 4.0\download" subfolder, then go back to the VirusScan and click on Delete.

2) If the file is a Microsoft Word or Excel document (if it is found in either of those folders or sub-folder therein, then you may want to double-click on it, then print it out before you Delete it. You can then easily re-type the data back into a new document.

3) If the file with a virus is a program or application file (the filename ends in ".exe" or ".com"), then Delete the file, but ONLY if:

i) The file is a downloaded ".exe" file (it's found in the "C:\America Online 4.0\download" sub-folder or some other folder that you know contains files downloaded from the Internet)

ii) If it's NOT a downloaded file, it is best NOT to delete the file! Your computer may not work properly if you do. You may want to call in your computer consultant if this happens to you.

TO VIEW A LOG OF WHAT THE VIRUSSCAN PROGRAM DID:

1) To view the log of what the computer did, click on File, then on View Activity Log.

2) Scroll down to the bottom and see what viruses the computer found in what files.

3) Write down the names of the files and their locations (folders) if you want to know which files you need to restore or recreate. (You can also print out the log by clicking on File, then on Print, but you may get many, many pages of text if you do.)

4) Close the VirusScan program by clicking on the Exit button.