Program component update

The Program component update section contains options related to the program component update. The program enables you to predefine its behavior when a new program component upgrade is available.

Program component updates brings new features or makes changes to those that already exist from previous versions. It can be performed automatically without user intervention, or you can choose to be notified. After a program component update has been installed, a computer restart may be required.

In the Update mode drop-down menu, three options are available:

Ask before update – The default option. You will be prompted to confirm or refuse program component updates when they are available.

Auto-updateA program component update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Please remember that a computer restart may be required.

Never updateProgram component updates will not be performed at all. This option is suitable for server installations, since servers can usually be restarted only when they are undergoing maintenance.

By default, program component updates are downloaded from ESET repository servers. In large or offline environments, the traffic can be distributed to allow internal caching of the program component files.

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Selecting the most appropriate option depends on the workstation where the settings will be applied. Please be aware that there are differences between workstations and servers – for example, restarting the server automatically after a program update could cause serious damage.