How to enable Idle-State Scanning in ESET Version 9

Description: This article will show how to enable idle-state scanning in ESET Version 9. This will allow ESET to perform a full system scan while the computer is idle.

  1. Open the ESET software from the lower right corner of the desktop screen. If you don't see it at first, it may need to be found by expanding the hidden icons.
  2. Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon
  3. Click once on the ESET icon to open the program.
  4. Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon, ESET Program Icon
  5. The ESET home screen will open. Choose the F5 function key on the keyboard to open Advanced Setup.
  6. ESET Home Screen
  7. Select Antivirus from the options on the left.
  8. ESET Advanced Setup Options, Antivirus
  9. Select Idle-state scanning from the options below Antivirus.
  10. ESET Antivirus Options, Idle-State Scanning
  11. Toggle the box next to Enable idle-state scanning on the right to enable it.
  12. ESET Idle-State Scanning, Toggle On Off
  13. More options will show including to either run the scan or not even if it is on battery, as well as whether to log the scans or not. Under Idle-State Detection, options can be changed for what actions will cause the scans to start.
  14. ESET Idle-State Scanning, Options
  15. Choose the OK button to save the changes.
  16. Save Changes, OK