Typical installation

Typical installation mode includes configuration options that are appropriate for most users. These settings provide maximum security combined with excellent system performance. Typical installation is the default option and is recommended if you do not have specific requirements for settings.

ESET Live Grid

The Live Grid Early Warning System helps ensure that ESET is immediately and continuously informed of new infiltrations in order to quickly protect our customers. The system allows new threats to be submitted to the ESET Threat Lab, where they are analyzed and processed. We recommend that you enable ESET LiveGrid® (recommended). Click Setup to modify the settings for submitting suspicious files. For more information, see the Live Grid topic. If ESET Live Grid is disabled, ESET Cyber Security Pro displays a security alert.

Potentially Unwanted Applications

The next step of the installation process is to configure the detection of Potentially unwanted applications. Such programs are not necessarily malicious, but can often negatively affect the behavior of your operating system. These applications are often bundled with other programs and may be difficult to notice during the installation process. Although these applications usually display a notification during installation, they can easily be installed without your consent. See the Potentially unwanted applications chapter for more details.


After your first installation of ESET Cyber Security Pro:

1.You will receive the System Extension Blocked notification from your system and the Your computer is not protected notification from ESET Cyber Security Pro. To access all ESET Cyber Security Pro functions, you need to allow kernel extensions on your device. To allow kernel extensions on your device, navigate to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and click Allow to allow system software from the developer ESET, spol. s.r.o. For more detailed information, visit our Knowledgebase article.

2.You will receive Your computer is partially protected notification from ESET Cyber Security Pro. To access all ESET Cyber Security Pro functions, you need to allow Full disc access to ESET Cyber Security Pro. Click Open System preferences > Security & Privacy. Go to the Privacy tab and select the Full disk access option. Click the lock icon to enable editing. Click the plus icon and select the ESET Cyber Security Pro application. Your computer will display a notification to restart your computer. Click Later. Do not restart your computer now. Click Start Again in the ESET Cyber Security Pro notification window or restart your computer. For more detailed information, visit our Knowledgebase article.


After installing ESET Cyber Security Pro, you should scan your computer for malicious code. From the main program window, click Computer scan > Smart scan. For more information about On-demand computer scans, see the On-demand computer scan topic.