Live Grid

The Live Grid Early Warning System keeps ESET immediately and continuously informed about new infiltrations. The bidirectional Live Grid Early Warning System has one purpose – to improve the protection that ESET can offer you. The best way to ensure that ESET sees new threats as soon as they appear is to “link“ to as many of our customers as possible and use the information they collect to keep our detection modules constantly up-to-date. Select one of two options for Live Grid:

You can choose not to enable the Live Grid Early Warning System. You will not lose any functionality in the software but, in some cases, ESET Endpoint Security for macOS may respond faster to new threats than a detection modules update.

You can configure the Live Grid Early Warning System to submit anonymous information about new threats and where new threatening code is contained. You can send this information to ESET for detailed analysis. Studying these threats helps ESET update the ESET detection modules and improve the ESET threat detection ability.

The Live Grid Early Warning System collects information about your computer related to newly detected threats. This information may include a sample or copy of the file in which the threat appeared, the path to that file, the filename, the date and time, the process by which the threat appeared on your computer, and information about your computer‘s operating system.

While there is a chance this may occasionally disclose some information about you or your computer (usernames in a directory path, for example) to the ESET Threat Lab, this information is not be used for ANY purpose other than to help ESET respond immediately to new threats.

To access Live Grid setup from the main menu, click Setup > Enter application preferences > Live Grid. Select Enable ESET Live Grid reputation system (recommended) to activate Live Grid and then click Setup next to Advanced Options.