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Computer scan log

You can view detailed information related to a specific scan in Log files. Scan log contains the following information:

Version of detection engine

Starting date and time

List of scanned disks, folders, and files

Scheduled scan name (scheduled scan only)

User who started the scan.

Scan status

Number of scanned objects

Number of detections found

Time of completion

Total scanning time


A new start of a scheduled computer scan task is skipped if the same scheduled task that was executed earlier is still running. The skipped scheduled scan task will create a Computer scan log with 0 scanned objects and Scan did not start because the previous scan was still running status.

To find previous scan logs, in the main program window, select Tools > Log files. In the drop-down menu, select Computer scan and double-click the desired record.



To learn more about "unable to open", "error opening" and/or "archive damaged" records, see our ESET Knowledgebase article.

Click the toggle icon MODULE_INACTIVE Filtering to open the Log filtering window where you can define custom criteria to narrow your search. To view the context menu, right-click a specific log entry:



Filter same records

Activates the log filtering. The log will show only records of the same type as the selected one.


This option opens the Log filtering window and enables you to define criteria for specific log entries. Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F

Enable filter

Activates the filter settings. If you activate the filter for the first time, you must define settings, and the Log filtering window opens.

Disable filter

Turns the filter off (same as clicking the switch at the bottom).


Copies highlighted record(s) into clipboard. Shortcut: Ctrl+C

Copy all

Copies all records in the window.


Exports highlighted record(s) into clipboard to an XML file.

Export all

This option exports all records in the window to an XML file.

Detection description

Opens the ESET Threat Encyclopedia, which contains detailed information about the dangers and symptoms of the highlighted infiltration.