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Device control rules editor

The Device control rules editor window in ESET PROTECT displays existing rules and allows for precise control of supported external devices that users connect to the computer.


Specific devices can be allowed or blocked based on defined parameters in the rule configuration. The list of rules contains several rule descriptions such as name, type of external device, and action to perform after connecting an external device to your computer.

Click Add or Edit to manage a rule. Deselect the Enabled check box next to a rule to disable it until you want to use it in the future. Select one or more rules and click Remove to delete the rule(s) permanently.

Click Copy to create a copy of the selected rule.

Rules are listed in order of priority, with higher-priority rules closer to the top. Move rules individually or in groups by clicking the Top/Up/Down/Bottom top_up_down_bottom buttons.

The Device control log records all occurrences where Device control is triggered.

Attributes of connected devices

To list the attributes of devices connected to the computer where ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux is installed, use the lsdev utility from a Terminal window, or execute it from ESET PROTECT.

Syntax: /opt/eset/eea/bin/lsdev [OPTIONS]

Options - short form

Options - long form




Display a list of connected devices



Use csv format to display a list of connected devices



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