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User interface elements

User interface configuration options in ESET Endpoint Antivirus enable you to adjust the working environment to fit your needs. These configuration options are accessible in Advanced setup (F5) > User interface > User interface elements.

In the User interface elements section, you can adjust the working environment. Use the Start mode drop-down menu to select from the following Graphical user interface (GUI) start modes:

Full—The complete GUI will be displayed.

Minimal—The GUI is running, but only notifications are displayed to the user.

Manual—The GUI is not started automatically on logon. Any user may start it manually.

Silent—No notifications or alerts will be displayed. The GUI can only be started by the Administrator. This mode can be useful in managed environments or in situations where you need to preserve system resources.


When the Minimal GUI start mode is selected and your computer is restarted, notifications will be displayed but the graphical interface will not. To revert to full graphical user interface mode, run the GUI from the Start menu under All Programs > ESET > ESET Endpoint Antivirus as an administrator, or you can do this via ESET PROTECT using a policy.

Color mode—Select the color scheme of the ESET Endpoint Antivirus graphical user interface (GUI) from the drop-down menu:

  • Same as the system color—The ESET Endpoint Antivirus color scheme will be set based on your operating system settings
  • Dark—ESET Endpoint Antivirus will have a dark color scheme (dark mode)
  • Light—ESET Endpoint Antivirus will have a standard, light color scheme


You can also select the color scheme of ESET Endpoint Antivirus GUI in the top right corner of the main program window.

If you want to deactivate the ESET Endpoint Antivirus splash-screen, deselect Show splash-screen at startup.

To have ESET Endpoint Antivirus play a sound when important events occur during a scan, for example when a threat is discovered or when the scan has finished, select Use sound signal.

Integrate into the context menu—Integrate the ESET Endpoint Antivirus control elements into the context menu.

License information

Show license information—When disabled, the license expiration date on Protection status and Help and support screen will not be displayed.

Configure license-related application statuses—Opens the list of license-related application statuses.

Show license messages and notifications—When disabled, the notifications and messages will only be displayed when the license expired.


License information settings are applied but not accessible for ESET Endpoint Antivirus activated with an MSP license.