Presentation mode

Presentation mode is a feature for users who 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 this mode is 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.

To enable Presentation mode manually, click Setup > Enter application preferences... > Presentation mode > Enable Presentation mode.

Select the check box next to Auto-enable Presentation mode in fullscreen to trigger Presentation mode automatically when applications are run in full-screen mode. When this feature is enabled, Presentation mode starts whenever you initiate a full-screen application and automatically stops after you exit the application. This is especially useful for starting a presentation.

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

Enabling Presentation mode is a potential security risk, so the ESET Endpoint Security for macOS protection status icon turns orange and displays a warning.


Interactive and Presentation mode in Firewall

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 an application 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 web page or an application that might be a security risk, the potential threat may be blocked but you will not see any explanation or warning because user interaction is disabled.