System tray icon

Some of the most important setup options and features are available by right-clicking the system tray icon TRAY_ICON.


Pause protection – Displays the confirmation dialog box that disables Detection engine, which guards against malicious system attacks by controlling file, web and email communication.

The Time interval drop-down menu represents the period of time that the protection will be disabled for.


Advanced setup – Select this option to enter the Advanced setup tree. There are also other ways to open Advanced setup, such as pressing the F5 key or navigating to Setup > Advanced setup.

Log filesLog files contain information about important program events that have occurred and provide an overview of detections.

Open ESET NOD32 Antivirus – Opens the ESET NOD32 Antivirus main program window from the tray icon.

Reset window layout – Resets the ESET NOD32 Antivirus's window to its default size and position on the screen.

Check for updates – Starts updating the detection engine (previously known as "virus signature database") to ensure your level of protection against malicious code.

About – Provides system information, details about the installed version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus and the installed program modules. Here you can also find the license expiration date and information about the operating system and system resources.