Update settings

Update setup options are available in the Advanced setup tree (F5) under Update > Basic. This section specifies update source information like the update servers being used and authentication data for these servers.

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The update profile that is currently in use (unless a specific one is set under Advanced setup > Firewall > Known networks) is displayed in the Select default update profile drop-down menu.

Automatic profile switching – Allows you to change the profile for specific network.

If you are experiencing difficulty when attempting to download detection engine updates, click Clear to clear the temporary update files/cache.

Module rollback

If you suspect that a new update of the virus database and/or program modules may be unstable or corrupt, you can roll back to the previous version and disable updates for a set period of time. Alternatively, you can enable previously disabled updates if you had postponed them indefinitely.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus records snapshots of detection engine and program modules for use with the rollback feature. In order to create virus database snapshots, leave the Create snapshots of update files switch enabled. The Number of locally stored snapshots field defines the number of previous virus database snapshots stored.

If you click Rollback (Advanced setup (F5) > Update > Basic), you have to select a time interval from the drop-down menu that represents the period of time that the detection engine and program module updates will be paused.

CONFIG_UPDATE_SOURCE

For updates to be downloaded properly, it is essential that you fill in all update parameters correctly. If you use a firewall, please make sure that your ESET program is allowed to communicate with the Internet (for example, HTTP communication).

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Update profiles can be created for various update configurations and tasks. Creating update profiles is especially useful for mobile users who need an alternative profile for Internet connection properties that regularly change.

The Select profile to edit drop-down menu displays the currently selected profile and is set to My profile by default. To create a new profile, click Edit next to List of profiles, enter your own Profile name and then click Add.

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By default, the Update type is set to Regular update to ensure that update files will automatically be download from the ESET server with the least network traffic. Pre-release updates (the Pre-release update option) are updates that have gone through thorough internal testing and will be available to the general public soon. You can benefit from enabling pre-release updates by having access to the most recent detection methods and fixes. However, pre-release updates might not be stable enough at all times and SHOULD NOT be used on production servers and workstations where maximum availability and stability is required.

Ask before downloading update – The program will display a notification where you can choose to confirm or decline update file downloads.

Ask if an update file size is greater than (kB) – The program will display a notification if the update file size is greater than specified value.

Disable notification about successful update – Turns off the system tray notification at the bottom right corner of the screen. It is useful to select this option if a full screen application or a game is running. Please note that Gamer mode will turn off all notifications.

Module updates

Enable more frequent updates of detection signatures – Detection signatures will be updated in shorter interval. Disabling this setting may negatively impact detection rate.

Program component update

Application update – A confirmation dialog will be displayed if reinstallation is needed.