[KB2770] Create a new custom scan in ESET Windows home products


  • Scan specific files, devices or drives
  • Exclude certain files or directories from a scan


  1. Create a scan profile.
  2. Press the F5 key to open Advanced Setup.
  3. Click Detection Engine → Malware scan and make sure to select the profile you just created in step 1.
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  1. Expand Threatsense Parameters.
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  1. Scroll down to the Exclusions section and click Edit next to File extensions excluded from scanning.
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  1. Click Add. In the Add exclusion window, type the 3-character file extension and click OKOK OK
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  1. Click Computer scan  Advanced scans  Custom scan.
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  1. Click the gear icon  and select your new scan profile from the Scan profile drop-down menu. Select the scan targets from the Scan targets drop-down menu, or select them manually in the Computer scan window.
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  1. Click Scan.
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