Scanning for virus and spyware using Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac

  • Solution ID: 1060986
  • Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2017 11:55 PM (PST)
  • Applies to: Antivirus for Mac - 2015, Antivirus for Mac - 2016, Antivirus for Mac - 2017, Antivirus for Mac - 2018;Titanium Internet Security for Mac - 2013, 2014;
  • Scanning your computer using Titanium Internet Security for Mac
Learn how to scan your computer and remove virus and spyware using your Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.

To scan your Mac, do either of the following:
Scan from the Overview tab
Open the main console of your Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac, then click Scan Now.
Open the main console


Scan from the Scans tab
To scan using the Scans tab, do the following:
  1. Open the main console of your Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac, then click the Scans tab.
    Open the main console


  2. Select the type of scan you want to run, then click Start Selected Scan.
    Scan Options


To learn more about each scan option, refer to the information below:
  • Smart Scan
    Select this option if you only want to check the files that are most likely to contain malicious software. This type of scan is quicker than a full scan and will generally detect the same malware.
  • Custom Scan
    Select this option if you want to check specific files or the contents of folders on your Mac.
  • Full Scan
    Select this option to scan all the files on your Mac. This will generally take longer than other types of scans but checks every file on your Mac for malicious software.

Scan from system tray icon
  1. Click the Trend Micro icon on the upper right-hand section of your screen, then click Scan Now.
    Scan Now