Computer protection

Click Computer Protection from the Setup window to see an overview of all protection modules:

Real-time file system protection

Device control

Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS)

Gamer mode

To pause or disable individual protection modules, click the slider bar icon MODULE_ENABLED.


Turning off protection modules may decrease the protection level of your computer.

Click the gear icon GEAR next to a protection module to access advanced settings for that module.

For the Real-time file system protection, click the gear icon GEAR and choose from the following options:

Configure – Opens Real-time file system protection Advanced setup.

Edit exclusions – Opens the Exclusion setup window so that you can exclude files and folders from scanning.


Pause Antivirus and antispyware protection – Disables all antivirus and antispyware protection modules. When you disable protection, a window will open to determine how long will the protection be disabled using the Time interval drop-down menu. Use only if you are an experienced user or instructed by ESET Technical Support.