HTTP Proxy

To access the proxy server setup options for a given update profile, click Update in the Advanced setup tree (F5) and then click Profiles > HTTP Proxy. Click the Proxy mode drop-down menu and select one of the three following options:

Do not use proxy server
Connection through a proxy server
Use global proxy server settings

Selecting the Use global proxy server settings option will use the global proxy settings already specified in Advanced setup > Tools > Proxy server.

Select Do not use proxy server to specify that no proxy server will be used to update ESET Endpoint Antivirus.

The Connection through a proxy server option should be selected if:

A proxy server should be used to update ESET Endpoint Antivirus that is different from the proxy server specified in the global settings (Tools > Proxy server). If so, the settings should be specified here: Proxy server address, communication Port (3128 by default), plus Username and Password for the proxy server if required.
The proxy server settings were not set globally, but ESET Endpoint Antivirus will connect to a proxy server for updates.
Your computer is connected to the Internet via a proxy server. The settings are taken from Internet Explorer during program installation, but if they are subsequently changed (e.g. if you change your ISP), please check that the HTTP proxy settings listed in this window are correct. Otherwise the program will not be able to connect to the update servers.

The default setting for the proxy server is Use global proxy server settings.

Use direct connection if proxy is not available – Proxy will be bypassed during update if it is unreachable.


Authentication data such as Username and Password is intended for accessing the proxy server. Complete these fields only if a username and password are required. Please note that these fields are not for your Username/Password for ESET Endpoint Antivirus, and should only be completed if you know you need a password to access the internet via a proxy server.