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The scanning works primarily by checking if there are any malware in the computer by comparing the files to a list of known malware - this is the list that are updated often during updates (.def).
If one has selected to scan heuristically too (high security or recommended security) it will find the files that exhibit suspicious behaviour according to the parameters in the program.
Therefore I think that Scan for Objects ought to be sufficient to make it understandable
At least I figured out what must be going on when I was confused like you and some others when I first saw it.