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Profile manager is used in two places within ESET Endpoint Security—In the On-demand scan section and in the Update section.

Computer scan

There are 4 pre-defined scan profiles in ESET Endpoint Security:

  • Smart scan—This is the default advanced scanning profile. The Smart scan profile uses Smart Optimization technology, which excludes files that were found to be clean in a previous scan and have not been modified since that scan. This allows for lower scan times with a minimal impact to system security.
  • Context menu scan—You can start an on-demand scan of any file from the context menu. The Context menu scan profile enables you to define a scan configuration that will be used when you trigger the scan this way.
  • In-depth scan—The In-depth scan profile does not use Smart optimization by default, so no files are excluded from scanning using this profile.
  • Computer scan—This is the default profile used in the standard 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 Advanced setup > Detection engine > Malware scans > On-demand scan > List of profiles > Edit. 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 ThreatSense for a description of each parameter of the scan setup.


Suppose that you want to create your own scan profile and the Scan your computer configuration is partially suitable, but you do not want to scan runtime packers or potentially unsafe applications and you also want to apply Always remedy detection. Type 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 then click OK to save your new profile.


The profile editor in the Update setup enables you 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. When these profiles are configured, navigate to Tools > Scheduler and edit the update task parameters. Designate one profile as primary and the other as secondary.

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

List of profiles—Create new or remove existing update profiles.