Suspicious files

The Suspicious files tab allows you to configure the manner in which threats are submitted to the ESET Threat Lab for analysis.

If you find a suspicious file, you can submit it for analysis to our ThreatLabs. If it is a malicious application, its detection will be added to the next virus signature update.

File submission can be set to occur automatically, or select Ask before submitting if you want to know which files have been sent for analysis and confirm the submission.

If you do not want any files to be submitted, select Do not submit for analysis. Selecting not to submit files for analysis does not affect submission of statistical information which is configured in its own setup (see section Statistics).

When to submit - By default, As soon as possible is selected for suspicious files to be sent to ESET‘s Threat Lab. This is recommended if a permanent Internet connection is available and suspicious files can be delivered without delay. Select the During update option for suspicious files to be uploaded to ThreatSense.Net during the next update.

Exclusion filter - The Exclusion filter allows you to exclude certain files/folders from submission. For example, it may be useful to exclude files which may carry confidential information, such as documents or spreadsheets. The most common file types are excluded by default (.doc, etc.). You can add to the list of excluded files if desired.

Contact email - Your Contact email [optional] can sent with any suspicious files and may be used to contact you if further information is required for analysis. Please note that you will not receive a response from ESET unless more information is needed.