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How to change the Scanner Options in ESET Version 7

The information in this article refers to a previous version of ESET. It is recommended that you run the most current version of ESET. Please see our tech article How to update your ESET Program to the Latest Version for assistance with updating your program. The information in the article below is provided as a convenience to those who may still have questions about the older version of the program.

Description: This guide applies to both ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 7 and ESET Smart Security Version 7. This article shows how to choose which types of threats ESET will detect when scanning.

  1. Open ESET by clicking on the ESET icon in the taskbar next to the time and then click Open ESET.
    ESET taskbar icon opens program menu
  2. Press the F5 key on the keyboard to open the Advanced options window.
  3. Expand the section labeled Computer by clicking on the plus sign to the left and then click on Antivirus and antispyware.
    ESET Advanced setup menu, Antivirus and antispyware
  4. Choose the types of threats that ESET will detect by placing a check mark in the box to the left of each option and then click OK to save the changes.
    select options