Live Grid

The Live Grid Early Warning System keeps ESET immediately and continuously informed about new infiltrations. The bidirectional Live Grid Early Warning System has a single purpose – to improve the protection that ESET can offer you. The best way to ensure that ESET sees new threats as soon as they appear is for ESET to “link“ to as many ESET customers as possible and use them as threat scouts. There are two options:

You can choose not to enable the Live Grid Early Warning System. You will not lose any functionality from your software, and you will still receive the best protection that ESET offers.

You can configure the Live Grid Early Warning System to submit anonymous information about new threats and where new threatening code is contained. This information can be sent to ESET for detailed analysis. Studying these threats helps ESET update its detection engine and improve the program's threat detection ability.

The Live Grid Early Warning System collects information about your computer related to newly detected threats. This information may include a sample or copy of the file in which the threat appeared, the path to that file, the filename, the date and time, the process by which the threat appeared on your computer, and information about your computer‘s operating system.

While there is a chance this may occasionally disclose some information about you or your computer (usernames in a directory path, for example) to the ESET Threat Lab, this information is not used for ANY purpose other than to help ESET respond immediately to new threats.

To access Live Grid setup from the main menu, click Setup > Enter application preferences (or press cmd+,) > Live Grid. Select Enable Live Grid Early Warning System to activate Live Grid and then click Setup located next to Advanced Options.