Device control

ESET Endpoint Antivirus provides automatic device (CD/DVD/USB/...) control. This module allows you to block or adjust extended filters/permissions and define a users ability to access and work with a given device. This may be useful if the computer administrator wants to prevent the use of devices containing unsolicited content.

Supported external devices:

Disk storage (HDD, USB removable disk)


USB printer

FireWire Storage

Bluetooth Device

Smart card reader

Imaging Device


LPT/COM port

Portable Device

All device types

Device control setup options can be modified in Advanced setup (F5) > Device control.

Turning the switch on next to Enable Device control activates the Device control feature in ESET Endpoint Antivirus; you will need to restart your computer for this change to take effect. Once Device control is enabled, the Rules will become active, allowing you to open the Rules editor window.

If a device blocked by an existing rule is inserted, a notification window will be displayed and access to the device will not be granted.