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The Antivirus module safeguards your device against malicious code by blocking threats and then cleaning or quarantining them.


Scan Device

Scan Device can be used to check your device for infiltrations.

Certain pre-defined file types are scanned by default. A complete device scan checks the memory, running processes and their dependent dynamic link libraries as well as files that are part of internal and removable storage. A brief summary of the scan will be saved to a log file available in the Scan Logs section.

If you want to abort a scan already in progress, tap the menu_icon_settings_uninstall icon.

Scan Level

There are 2 different scan levels to choose from:

Smart—Smart Scan will scan installed applications, DEX files (executable files for Android OS), SO files (libraries) and ZIP files with a maximum scanning depth of 3 nested archives and SD card content.

In-depth—all file types regardless of their extension will be scanned both in internal memory and SD card.

Automatic Scans

In addition to On-demand device scan, ESET Endpoint Security for Android also offers automatic scans. To learn how to use On-Charger Scan and Scheduled Scan, read this section.

Scan Logs

The Scan Logs section contains comprehensive data about completed scans in the form of log files. See the Antivirus Scan Logs section of this document for more information.

Update detection modules

By default, ESET Endpoint Security for Android includes an update task to ensure that the program is updated regularly. To run the update manually, tap Update detection modules.


To prevent unnecessary bandwidth usage, updates are issued as needed when a new threat is added. While updates are free with your active license, you may be charged by your mobile service provider for data transfers.

Detailed descriptions of the Antivirus Advanced settings can be found in the Advanced settings section of this document.