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Working with ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus setup option enables you to adjust the protection levels of your computer.


See Main program window for the Overview page explanation.


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 enables 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 switch icon MODULE_DISABLED. Enabled security component has a green switch icon MODULE_ENABLED.

Additional options are available at the bottom of the setup window. Use the Advanced setup link to configure 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.