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Additional ThreatSense parameters

Additional ThreatSense parameters for newly created and modified files – The probability of infection in newly-created or modified files is comparatively higher than in existing files. For this reason, the program checks these files with additional scanning parameters. Along with common signature-based scanning methods, advanced heuristics, which can detect new threats before the detection engine update is released, are also used. In addition to newly-created files, scanning is performed on self-extracting files (.sfx) and runtime packers (internally compressed executable files). By default, archives are scanned up to the 10th nesting level and are checked regardless of their actual size. To modify archive scan settings, disable Default archive scan settings.

To learn more about Runtime packers, Self-extracting archives and Advanced heuristics see ThreatSense engine parameters setup.

Additional ThreatSense parameters for executed files – By default, Advanced heuristics is used when files are executed. When enabled, we strongly recommend keeping Smart optimization and ESET LiveGrid® enabled to mitigate impact on system performance.