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Additional ThreatSense parameters

To edit these settings open Advanced setup > Protections > Real-time file system protection > 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. ESET Security Ultimate uses advanced heuristics, which can detect new threats before the detection engine update is released in combination with signature-based scanning methods.

In addition to newly-created files, scanning is also performed on Self-extracting archives (.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, deselect Default archive scan settings.

Additional ThreatSense parameters for executed files

Advanced heuristics on file execution—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.

Advanced heuristics on executing files from removable media—Advanced heuristics emulates code in a virtual environment and evaluates its behavior before the code is allowed to run from removable media.