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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.