User interface elements

User interface configuration options in ESET Endpoint Antivirus allow you to adjust the working environment to fit your needs. These configuration options are accessible in the User interface > User interface elements branch of the ESET Endpoint Antivirus Advanced setup tree.

In the User interface elements section, you can adjust the working environment. Use the GUI 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 available, but only notifications are displayed to the user.

Manual – No notifications, or alerts will be displayed.

Silent – Neither the GUI, nor notifications and alerts will be displayed. This mode can be useful in situations where you need to preserve system resources. Silent mode can only be started by the Administrator.


Once 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 Remote Administrator using a policy.

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.


Application statuses – Click Edit button to manage (disable) statuses that are displayed in the Protection status pane in main menu.

License information

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

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


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