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Connected networks

You can access the Connected networks section from the main program window of ESET Endpoint Security by clicking Setup > Network > Connected networks.

This selection shows the networks to which network adapters are connected. After clicking the link below the network name, you are prompted to select a protection type (strict or allowed) for the network to which you are connected via your network adapter. Alternatively, you can click the gear wheel (GEAR_black) to change this selection in Advanced setup. This setting defines how accessible your computer is to other computers on the network.

You can connect to three network location types:

  • Untrusted network – This type of network location is for public places and is not trusted. Your device will not be visible on the network, and you will not be able to see any other devices on your network. Network discovery is disabled by default for public networks.
  • Trusted network – Unlike a public network, you can share resources with other computers on the LAN in a private network. Select Trusted network when you know and trust the devices on the network.
  • Domain network – Your network administrator controls this type of network location, and you cannot select or change this type of network. The domain network location type is detected when the local computer is a member of an Active Directory Domain Services. The local computer can authenticate to a domain controller for that domain through one of its network connections.

Choosing a network location can help to ensure that your computer is always set to an appropriate security level.

Clicking Network adapters in the lower right corner of the window enables you to view each network adapter and its assigned firewall profile and trusted zone. For more detailed information, see Network adapters.


When you select the Use Windows setting, a window does not appear, and the network to which you are connected is marked automatically according to your Windows settings. This setting causes certain features (for example, file sharing and remote desktop) to become accessible from new networks.