Advanced options

In this window you can define which object types are scanned by the ThreatSense engine. To learn more about Self-extracting archives, Runtime packers and Advanced heuristics, see ThreatSense engine parameters setup.

We do not recommend making changes in the Default archives settings section unless required to resolve a specific issue, as higher archive nesting values can impede system performance.


ThreatSense parameters for executed files – by default, Advanced heuristics is used when files are executed. We strongly recommend keeping Smart optimization and ESET Live Grid enabled to mitigate impact on system performance.


Increase network volumes compatibility – this option boosts performance when accessing files over the network. It should be enabled if you experience slowdowns while accessing network drives. This feature uses system file coordinator on macOS 10.10 and later. Be aware that not all applications support the file coordinator, for example Microsoft Word 2011 does not support it, Word 2016 does.