What is the difference between on-access and on-demand scanning?


On-access scanning is carried out by the Avira Realtime Protection which scans files for viruses in real time when they are opened, saved and run.

On-demand scanning on the other hand is carried out manually. You can select the drives and folders you want to scan.

Affected products

  • Avira Antivirus Pro [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security Suite [Windows]
  • Avira Ultimate Protection Suite [Windows]
  • Created : Monday, April 7, 2008
  • Last updated: Friday, March 30, 2018
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