How to schedule a Virus Scan with ESET Version 8

Description: This guide will show you how to schedule a Virus Scan of your system using ESET Version 8. This guide applies to both ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 8 and ESET Smart Security Version 8.

  1. Locate the ESET icon in your system tray.
    Windows System Tray ESET Icon
  2. Right click on the ESET icon and select Open ESET.
    ESET Icon Program Options
  3. Choose the Tools tab from the home screen, and then click on Scheduler.
    ESET Tools, Scheduler
  4. Click Add.
    ESET Scheduler, Add Task
  5. Select Computer scan from the drop down menu and then click Next.
    ESET Add Task, Choices
  6. Name the task and choose when to run the scan and then click Next.
    ESET Add Task, Name
  7. Select the Time and the day(s) that you want to run the scan and then click Next.
    ESET Add Task, Schedule
  8. Select Run the task as soon as possible and click Next.
    ESET Add Task, Run
  9. Confirm the scheduled task meets your expectations and then click Finish.
    ESET Add Task, Finish and Save
  10. Put a check in the box next to Computer and click Save. This will tell ESET to scan your whole computer. It is also possible to select individual locations, folders, or files if you prefer.
    ESET Task, What to Scan