Presentation mode

Presentation mode is a feature for users that demand uninterrupted usage of their software, do not want to be disturbed by pop-up windows, and want to minimize CPU usage. Presentation mode can also be used during presentations that cannot be interrupted by antivirus activity. When enabled, all pop-up windows are disabled and scheduled tasks are not run. System protection still runs in the background, but does not require any user interaction.

Click Setup > Computer and then click the switch next to Presentation mode to enable presentation mode manually. In Advanced setup (F5), click Tools > Presentation mode, and then click the switch next to Enable Presentation mode when running applications in full-screen mode automatically to have ESET Endpoint Security engage Presentation mode automatically when full-screen applications are run. Enabling Presentation mode is a potential security risk, so the protection status icon in the taskbar will turn orange and display a warning. You will also see this warning in the main program window where you will see Presentation mode enabled in orange.

When Enable Presentation mode when running applications in full-screen automatically is engaged, Presentation mode will start whenever you initiate a full-screen application and will automatically stop after you exit the application. This is especially useful for starting Presentation mode immediately after starting a game, opening a full screen application or starting a presentation.

You can also select Disable Presentation mode automatically after to define the amount of time in minutes after which Presentation mode will automatically be disabled.


If the firewall is in Interactive mode and Presentation mode is enabled, you might have trouble connecting to the Internet. This can be problematic if you start a game that connects to the Internet. Normally, you would be asked to confirm such an action (if no communication rules or exceptions have been defined), but user interaction is disabled in Presentation mode. The solution is to define a communication rule for every application that might be in conflict with this behavior or to use a different Filtering mode in the firewall. Keep in mind that if Presentation mode is enabled and you go to a webpage or an application that might be a security risk, it may be blocked but you will not see any explanation or warning because user interaction is disabled.