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Antivirus

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

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Scan device

Certain predefined file types are scanned by default. A device scan checks 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 menu_icon_settings_uninstall.

 

Scan level

There are 2 scan levels to choose from:

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

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

 

Update virus signature database

By default, ESET Mobile Security includes an update task to ensure that the program is updated regularly. To run the update manually, tap Update virus signature database.

NOTE: To prevent unnecessary bandwidth usage, updates are issued as needed when a new threat is added. Updates are free, although you may be charged by your mobile service provider for data transfers.

 

For more information about scans, see the following links:

Automatic Scans

Scan Logs

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