Scan Computers and Devices

Applies To: WatchGuard EPDR, WatchGuard EDR, WatchGuard EPP

WatchGuard Endpoint Security enables you to scan the computers and devices on your network for malicious programs and viruses. You can assign immediate or scheduled scan tasks to all computers in a group and its subgroups.

For information on how to add a scheduled scan task from the Tasks page, see Add a Schedule Scan Task.

Start a Scan Now

To scan a group now, on the Computers page:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Computers
  2. From the left pane, select the My Organization tab.
  3. ext to the computer or group of computers you want to scan, click .
  4. Select Scan Now.
    The Select the Type of Scan dialog box opens.

Screen shot of WatchGuard Endpoint Security, Scan Type dialog box

  1. To scan critical areas for active viruses, such as memory, running processes, and cookies, select Critical areas.
    You can also select to scan the Entire computer. This might take several hours to complete.
  2. Click OK.
    The scan starts on all computers and subgroups in the group.
  3. Review Task Results.

Schedule a Scan

To schedule a scan for a computer or group, on the Computers page:

  1. Next to the computer or group of computers you want to scan, click .
  2. Select Schedule Scan.

    The Edit Task page opens.

  1. In the Name text box, type a name for the scan task.
  2. In the Description text box, type a description of the scan task.
  3. In the Recipients text box, to add computers to scan, click the recipients.
    To see a list of the computers to scan, click View Computers.
  4. To add computer groups and computers, click .
    1. Select the computer groups or computers you want to scan.
    2. Click Add.
  5. Click Back.
  6. Select when the scan will start.
    • To start the scan as soon as possible, select the check box.
    • To start the scan at a specific time, select the date and time.
    • To specify the time based on the time on the discovery computer, select the Computer's Local Time check box.
      If you do not select this check box, the time is based on WatchGuard Cloud server time.
  7. If the computer is not connected to the WatchGuard Cloud at the selected time, select how long to retain the scan task from the drop-down list.
  8. From the Maximum Run Time drop-down list, select how long the scan can run (No Limit, 1 hour, 2 hours, 8 hours, or 24 hours).
  9. From the Repeat drop-down list, select whether the scan repeats and how frequently (No repeat, Every Day, Every Week, or Every 30 Days).
  10. Select the scan options.
    For more information, see Scan Options.
  11. In the upper-right corner, click Save.

See Also

Filter a Page by Group

Review Task Results