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About Scans

When you access the Scans page, the My Scans folder appears by default. A list of scans appears in the center pane. This documentation refers to the list as the scans table.

In each folder on the Scans page, the scans table displays the scans stored in that folder and the status of each scan. You can use the scans table to view the results of a scan, view the scan's schedule, view the scan's last modified date, and launch or delete a scan.

Note: Scans owned by disabled users cannot launch. Scans running at the time a user is disabled will continue to run.

The following table lists the indicators that reflect the status of a scan.

Indicator Description
Complete icon

A completed scan.

Incomplete icon

A scan that is incomplete because the Nessus service was stopped during the scan.

Imported icon

An imported scan that has not yet been launched.

Scheduled icon

A scheduled scan or a new scan that has not yet been launched.

Running icon

A running scan.

Canceled icon

A canceled scan.

Paused icon

A paused scan.

Stopped icon

A stopped scan.

Tip: For more information on how to work with scans, refer to the scans workflow.

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