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.

ESET does not recommend changing the Default archives settings section unless you must resolve a specific issue, because higher archive nesting values can impede system performance.

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

Increase network volume compatibility – This option boosts performance when accessing files over the network. Enable it if you experience slowdowns while accessing network drives. This feature uses system file coordinator on OS X 10.10 and later. Not all applications support the file coordinator, for example Microsoft Word 2011 does not support it, but Word 2016 does.