[KB2770] Create a new custom scan in ESET Windows home products (15.x–16.x)


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


  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.

  2. Create a scan profile.

  3. Press the F5 key to open Advanced setup.

  4. Click Detection Engine → Malware scan and make sure to select the profile you just created in step 1. Expand Threatsense parameters.

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  1. Scroll down 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. Ensure that Smart scan is selected from the drop-down menu next to Profile. Select the check boxes next to scan targets from the folder tree structure (in this example, This PC check box is selected) and click Scan.

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