Performing a System Scan is a simple process and you can cancel anytime during the scan. You can set the Options before performing a scan or Review Results after a scan.
If you want to manually select one or more files and permanently delete them, use the Advanced Shred.
Start a Scan
Once you have selected which items you want to scan, you can choose from one of several ways to start a scan.
To begin a scan:
- Click the Scan button on the left navigation menu.
- Click the Start Scan button.
While the scan is running, the status is displayed and preview images will be displayed.
The first time you run a scan it may take a few minutes to complete. You can leave the scan running in the background and use other applications.
Stop a Scan
During the scan you have the option of stopping and returning to the first step.
To stop the scan:
- Click the Cancel button.
- Select the Back button to exit the scan results.
With the scan complete you can now review and remove the private information.