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How to clear the Update Cache in ESET Version 8

Description: This guide will show you how to clear the Update Cache in ESET Version 8. This guide applies to both ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 8 and ESET Smart Security Version 8. Clearing the update cache can be useful if you are experiencing errors while updating the virus signature database in your ESET product. This guide will show you that process.

  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 Menu
  3. This will bring you to the ESET home screen - choose Setup.
    ESET Home Screen, Setup
  4. After selecting the Setup tab, choose Enter advanced setup on the right side.
    ESET Setup, Advanced Setup
  5. Click the + next to Update, and then click Settings.
    ESET Advanced Setup, Update
  6. ESET Advanced Setup, Update, Settings
  7. Click the Clear button next to Clear update cache.
    ESET Update Settings, Clear Update Cache
  8. Click OK to close this window. You have now cleared the update cache.
    Save Changes, OK