Working with ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus setup options allow you to adjust the protection levels of your computer.


The Setup menu is divided into the following sections:



Click a component to adjust advanced settings for the corresponding protection module.

Computer protection setup enables you to enable or disable the following components:

Real-time file system protection – All files are scanned for malicious code when they are opened, created, or run.

Device control – This module allows you to scan, block or adjust extended filters/permissions and select how the user can access and use a given device (CD/DVD/USB...).

Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) – The HIPS system monitors the events within the operating system and reacts to them according to a customized set of rules.

Gamer mode – Enables or disables Gamer mode. You will receive a warning message (potential security risk) and the main window will turn orange after enabling Gamer mode.

Internet protection setup enables you to enable or disable the following components:

Web access protection – If enabled, all traffic through HTTP or HTTPS is scanned for malicious software.

Email client protection – Monitors communication received through POP3(S) and IMAP(S) protocols.

Anti-Phishing protection – Filters websites suspected of distributing content intended to manipulate users into submitting confidential information.

To re-enable a disabled security component, click the slider MODULE_DISABLED so that it displays a green check mark MODULE_ENABLED.


When disabling protection using this method, all disabled protection modules will be enabled after a computer restart.

Additional options are available at the bottom of the setup window. Use the Advanced setup link to setup more detailed parameters for each module. Use Import/Export settings to load setup parameters using an .xml configuration file, or to save your current setup parameters to a configuration file.