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Spirion (Identity Finder) - Performing a Scan

This document describes the steps to perform a scan with Spirion for Windows. All documentation was performed with Spirion version 10.9.

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    To Perform a scan on Windows:

  1. Open Spirion 4-14-20101-37-19PM.png.
  2. Enter the Spirion password then click OK, or click Skip.
  3. 1.jpgIn this screen you can choose to start a scan or continue a previous scan.
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  5. To start the scan, click the Start Search Now button 4-14-20102-01-33PM.png. Spirion searches your Documents folder for Credit Card Numbers and Social Security Numbers by default.
  6. While the scan runs the following status message is displayed.
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  8. When Spirion completes the scan the window will display a summary of the results.
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  10. In the Finder Search Summary window, the options to choose are Wizard 4-14-20102-30-53PM.png, Advanced 4-14-20102-31-04PM.png, Save As 4-15-20101-26-22PM.png, and Reminder 4-14-20102-31-14PM.png button.
  11. Choose the Save As button SaveAsButton.png.
  12. A dialog box will open where you can specify the name and location to save the file. Any location you prefer is acceptable.
    If you have specified a profile password, ensure the "Use Spirion Profile Password" box is checked. This provides additional security.
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  14. The Finder Search Summary window will open again.
  15. Now choose the Advanced button AdvancedButton.png. This will open the Advanced view to handle all instances the scan found.
  16. See the article  Spirion (Identity Finder) - Taking Action on the Scan Results for explanation of the options Spirion has for handling results.

    Note: Be sure to delete outdated scan results from your computer.

To perform a scan on Mac:
  1. Launch Spirion from the Applications folder Icon.png.
  2. The main Spirion window will open. From here click the Start button StartIcon.png located in the upper left hand corner.

  3. Spirion will scan your computer for sensitive information. By default, Spirion will look for Credit Card Numbers and Social Security Numbers in your Documents folder. An Spirion Status window will be displayed, detailing what the scan is doing.

  4. Click OK when the Search Complete windows appears.
  5. SearchComplete.png

  6. The results will be displayed in Spirion.
  7. IdentityFinderResults.png

  8. Choose Save from the File menu.
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  10. A Save window will open. Specify a file name and location for the results. Any location is acceptable. Spirion also requires that results are protected with a password.
  11. SaveName.png

  12. Click Save when all information has been entered. Spirion will return to the Results window.
  13. See the article Spirion (Identity Finder) - Taking Action on the Scan Results for explanation of the options Spirion has for handling results.
  14. Note: Be sure to delete outdated scan results from your computer.




Keywords:idf pii identity finder data discovery search windows mac scan   Doc ID:13842
Owner:Oakes D.Group:Office of Cybersecurity
Created:2010-04-18 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-06-14 12:56 CDT
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