How can I view a scan's progress?
Updated: April 1, 2012
Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune, Forefront Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection
Endpoint Protection notifies you whenever it’s running a scheduled scan. Depending on the scan type, a scan may take some time and may affect your computer’s performance. To learn more about scan types, see Scanning for viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software.
To view the progress of a scheduled scan
If you're running Endpoint Protectionon the Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later service pack) operating system or on the Windows Vista® operating system, you'll see the Endpoint Protection icon in the notification area. Whenever a scan is in progress, the Endpoint Protection icon in the notification area will also display an animation to let you know that it's scanning your computer. Click the icon to see which type of Forefront Endpoint Protection scan is in progress, how long it’s been running, and how many items have been scanned.
If a scan is in progress, Endpoint Protection displays the scan’s progress until the scan is complete. When it completes the scan, Endpoint Protection then displays the scan results and the date and time when the scan was completed.
If you're running Endpoint Protection on a Windows 7 operating system, you won’t see the Endpoint Protection icon in the notification area (unless you manually added the icon to the notification area). However, when you click the arrow in the notification area, you can see additional icons, including the Forefront Endpoint Protection icon. Double-clicking the icon will display the scan's progress.