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Perform a virus scan on your Mac

Learn how to use AT&T AntiVirus Plus powered by McAfee to perform a virus scan on your Mac.

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Macintosh OS X (all)


You can perform a manual scan with AT&T AntiVirus Plus powered by McAfee. Be sure to update your software before scanning to make sure you’re protected against the latest threats.

Here's how to run a manual scan:
  1. Select the McAfee icon from your dock. If McAfee isn't in your dock, open your Applications folder and select McAfee.
  2. Select the type of scan you want to run:
    • Full scan: Performs a thorough scan of your Mac.
    • Scheduled scan: Specify a schedule when your scan will run.
    • Custom scan: Specify the locations and files to be scanned. 
  3. Select Start.

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