Advanced settings

Real-time protection

This option allows you to enable/disable the Real-time scanner. This scanner launches automatically at system startup and scans files that you interact with. It automatically scans the Download folder, APK installation files and all files on the SD card after it is mounted.

 

ESET LiveGrid reputation system

ESET Live Grid is a preventative system designed to provide your device with an additional level of security. It constantly monitors your system’s running programs and processes against the latest intelligence collected from millions of ESET users worldwide. This allows us to offer better and more precise proactive protection and scanning speeds to all ESET users. We recommend that you enable this feature.

 

ESET LiveGrid feedback system

Allows us to collect anonymous statistics, crash reports and diagnostics data about suspicious objects, which we process automatically to create the detection mechanism in our cloud system.

 

Detect potentially unwanted applications

An unwanted application is a program that contains adware, installs toolbars, traces your search results or has other unclear objectives. There are some situations where you may believe that the benefits of the unwanted application outweigh the risks. For this reason, ESET assigns these applications to a lower-risk category compared to other types of malicious software.

 

Detect potentially unsafe applications

There are many legitimate applications whose function is to simplify the administration of networked devices. However, in the wrong hands, they may be misused for malicious purposes. The Detect Potentially Unsafe Applications option allows you to monitor these types of applications and block them if you prefer. Potentially unsafe applications is the classification used for commercial, legitimate software. This classification includes programs such as remote access tools, password-cracking applications and keyloggers.

 

Block unresolved threats

This setting determines the action that will be performed after the scan is complete and threats are found. If you enable this option, ESET Endpoint Security will block access to files categorized as threats.

 

Virus signature database updates

This option allows you to set the time interval for the frequency that threat database updates are automatically downloaded. These updates are issued as needed when a new threat is added to the database. We recommend that you leave this set to the default value (Every day).

 

Custom max database age

This setting defines the length of time between threat database updates after which you will be notified to update ESET Endpoint Security.

 

Update server

Using this option, you can choose to update your device from the Pre-release server. Pre-release updates have gone through thorough internal testing and will be available to the general public soon. You can benefit from enabling pre-release updates by having access to the most recent detection methods and fixes. However, pre-release updates might not be stable enough at all times. The list of current modules can be found in the About section: tap the Menu icon action_button_menu in the ESET Endpoint Security main screen and tap About > ESET Endpoint Security. It is recommended that basic users leave the Release server option selected by default.

ESET Endpoint Security allows you to create copies of update files that can be used to update other devices on the network. The use of a Local mirror – a copy of the update files in the LAN environment – is convenient because the update files do not need to be downloaded from the vendor update server repeatedly by each mobile device. Detailed information on how to configure the mirror server using ESET Endpoint products for Windows can be found in this document.