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How to perform a Custom Virus Scan with ESET Version 8

Description: This article will show you the procedure for performing a Custom Virus Scan using your ESET Version 8 program. Note that while ESET Smart Security is referenced in this article that the same process will apply in ESET NOD32 as well.

  1. Open the ESET software by clicking the ESET icon in the lower right corner of your desktop screen (this may include checking in your hidden icons here).
    Windows System Tray ESET Icon
  2. Click on Open ESET.
    ESET Icon Program Options
  3. On the left side choose the Computer scan tab, and then on the right side choose Custom scan.
    ESET Home Screen, Computer Scan, Custom Scan
  4. Once in the Custom scan window, you can select the drive(s) you want to scan.
    ESET Custom Scan, Select Items
  5. After selecting the drives you want to scan, click on the Scan as Administrator button. This will give ESET special permissions to scan files that are normally unavailable to scan and alter.
    ESET Custom Scan, Run as Administrator
  6. You have now started a Custom Virus Scan with ESET Version 8.
    ESET Scan Progress Monitoring