Profile manager

Profile manager is used in two places within ESET Smart Security Premium – in the On-demand computer scan section and in the Update section.

Computer scan

Your preferred scan parameters can be saved for future scanning. We recommend that you create a different profile (with various scan targets, scan methods and other parameters) for each regularly used scan.

To create a new profile, open the Advanced setup window (F5) and click Antivirus > On-demand computer scan > Basic > List of profiles. The Profile manager window includes the Selected profile drop-down menu that lists existing scan profiles and the option to create a new one. To help you create a scan profile to fit your needs, see the ThreatSense engine parameters setup section for a description of each parameter of the scan setup.

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Suppose that you want to create your own scan profile and the Scan your computer configuration is partially suitable, but you don’t want to scan runtime packers or potentially unsafe applications and you also want to apply Strict cleaning. Enter the name of your new profile in the Profile manager window and click Add. Select your new profile from the Selected profile drop-down menu and adjust the remaining parameters to meet your requirements and click OK to save your new profile.

Update

The profile editor in the Update setup section allows users to create new update profiles. Create and use your own custom profiles (other than the default My profile) only if your computer uses multiple means to connect to update servers.

For example, a laptop that normally connects to a local server (Mirror) in the local network but downloads updates directly from ESET update servers when disconnected from the local network (business trip) might use two profiles: the first one for connecting to the local server; the other one for connecting to ESET servers. Once these profiles are configured, navigate to Tools > Scheduler and edit the update task parameters. Designate one profile as primary and the other as secondary.

Selected profile – The currently used update profile. To change it, choose a profile from the drop-down menu.

Add... – Create new update profiles.

The bottom part of the window lists existing profiles.