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Welcome to the ESET Endpoint Antivirus user guide. The information provided here will introduce you to your product and help you make your computer more secure.

Getting started

Before you start using ESET Endpoint Antivirus note that the product can be managed remotely using ESET PROTECT. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the various types of detections and remote attacks you might encounter when using your computer.

See new features to learn about features introduced in this version of ESET Endpoint Antivirus. We have also prepared a guide to help you setup and customize the basic settings of ESET Endpoint Antivirus.

How to use ESET Endpoint Antivirus Help pages

Help topics are divided into several chapters and subchapters to provide orientation and context. You can find related information by browsing the help pages structure.

Press F1 to learn more about any window in the program. The help page related to the window you are currently viewing will be displayed.

You can search the Help pages by keyword or by typing words or phrases. The difference between these two methods is that a keyword may be logically related to help pages that do not contain that specific keyword in the text. Searching by words and phrases will search the content of all pages and display only those containing the searched word or phrase.

For consistency and to help prevent confusion, terminology used in this guide is based on the ESET Endpoint Antivirus parameter names. We also use a uniform set of symbols to highlight topics of specific interest or significance.


A note is just a short observation. Although you can omit it, notes can provide valuable information, such as specific features or a link to some related topic.


This requires your attention that we encourage you not to skip over. Usually, it provides non-critical but significant information.


This is information that requires extra attention and caution. Warnings are placed specifically to deter you from committing potentially harmful mistakes. Read and understand text placed in warning brackets, as it references highly sensitive system settings or something risky.


This is a use case or a practical example that aims to help you understand how a certain function or feature can be used.



Bold type

Names of interface items such as boxes and option buttons.

Italic type

Placeholders for information you provide. For example, file name or path means you type the actual path or a name of file.

Courier New

Code samples or commands.


Provides quick and easy access to cross-referenced topics or external web location. Hyperlinks are highlighted in blue and may be underlined.


The Windows system directory where programs installed on Windows are stored.

Online Help is the primary source of help content. The latest version of Online Help will automatically be displayed when you have a working internet connection.