Scheduled Scans

University IT runs monthly scans of all computers with Identity Finder. You do not need to take any action to begin the scan, but will notice that the Identity Finder application loads in the dock and is minimized. These scans may be scheduled during working hours, as you need to be logged into the computer when the scan starts so the software can search your personal email and files.

When a scheduled scan completes, you are presented with the same results screen as when you run an on demand scan, and can take action on the findings.

On-demand Scans

On-demand scans are initiated by you. Identity Finder will only scan files that have been created or changed since the last scan.

On-demand scans are started in the same way as the first scan after installation. Simply click the start button in the Identity Finder main window.

identity finder start button