Scan a folder, hard drive, CD/DVD, or USB thumb drive for viruses and spyware.
Sometimes you don’t need to scan your entire computer for viruses and spyware (also known as malware). Maybe you only want to scan a certain folder, file, or CD/DVD before you access it to make sure there isn’t malware on it. Not a problem. Microsoft Security Essentials can do that.
You can quickly and easily scan a file or folder for viruses and spyware by simply right-clicking it and choosing Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials.