cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Rockb
Level 8
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 1 of 2

Scan32 and scan64 not scanning sub folders

Jump to solution

Trying to initiate scan via batch file and have included /SUB but only the target folder is scanned, not its sub folders.

1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
McAfee Employee AdithyanT
McAfee Employee
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 2

Re: Scan32 and scan64 not scanning sub folders

Jump to solution

Hi @Rockb 

Thank you for your post. Good question. Looks like /SUB is a supported command for McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner. If you are using VSE's Scan32 or Scan64 to perform a scan via command line, try ALL parameter, I can confirm that it works fine.

I have added a screenshot to this for your kind reference.

What I have done:

  1. I have the folder open for which I had launched the task (The McAfee Agent folder under programdata)
  2. I have launched Scan32.exe using CMD as Administrator and run it using the parameters: ALL and FilePath and also logging enabled.
  3. Just to confirm the configuration that is being applied here, I have removed autoexit parameter from the command and ran it.
  4. I have clicked on properties windows to show you the configuration as well where you can see that Include sub folders is checked and the path is confirmed as well.

I sincerely hope this resolves your query.

*Note: Here is the Product Guide so that you can refer to the supported list of commands.

Was my reply helpful?
If you find this post useful, Please give it a Kudos! l Also, Please don't forget to select "Accept as a solution" if this reply resolves your query!

Thanks and regards,
Adithyan T
1 Reply
McAfee Employee AdithyanT
McAfee Employee
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 2

Re: Scan32 and scan64 not scanning sub folders

Jump to solution

Hi @Rockb 

Thank you for your post. Good question. Looks like /SUB is a supported command for McAfee VirusScan Command Line Scanner. If you are using VSE's Scan32 or Scan64 to perform a scan via command line, try ALL parameter, I can confirm that it works fine.

I have added a screenshot to this for your kind reference.

What I have done:

  1. I have the folder open for which I had launched the task (The McAfee Agent folder under programdata)
  2. I have launched Scan32.exe using CMD as Administrator and run it using the parameters: ALL and FilePath and also logging enabled.
  3. Just to confirm the configuration that is being applied here, I have removed autoexit parameter from the command and ran it.
  4. I have clicked on properties windows to show you the configuration as well where you can see that Include sub folders is checked and the path is confirmed as well.

I sincerely hope this resolves your query.

*Note: Here is the Product Guide so that you can refer to the supported list of commands.

Was my reply helpful?
If you find this post useful, Please give it a Kudos! l Also, Please don't forget to select "Accept as a solution" if this reply resolves your query!

Thanks and regards,
Adithyan T
More McAfee Tools to Help You
  • Subscription Service Notification (SNS)
  • How-to: Endpoint Removal Tool
  • Support: Endpoint Security
  • eSupport: Policy Orchestrator
  • Community Help Hub

      New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

    • Find Forum FAQs
    • Learn How to Earn Badges
    • Ask for Help
    Go to Community Help

    Join the Community

      Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

    • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
    • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
    • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
    Join the Community
    Join the Community