Alerts and notifications

You can configure how threat alerts and system notifications (such as successful update messages) are handled by ESET File Security. For example, the display time Duration and Transparency of system tray notifications (this applies only to the systems that support system tray notifications).

Display alerts

Disabling this feature will prevent ESET File Security from displaying any alerts in Windows notification area.

Desktop notification

Notifications on the Desktop and balloon tips are informative only, and do not require user interaction. They are displayed in the notification area at the bottom right corner of the screen. More detailed options, such as notification display time and window transparency can be modified below. Turn the Do not display notifications when running applications in full screen mode switch on to suppress all non-interactive notifications.

Minimum verbosity of events to display drop-down menu enables you to select the severity level of alerts and notification. The following options are available:

Diagnostic - Logs information needed to fine-tune the program and all records above.

Informative - Records informative messages, including successful update messages, plus all records above.

Warnings - Records critical errors and warning messages.

Errors - Errors such as "Error downloading file" and critical errors will be recorded.

Critical - Logs only critical errors (error starting antivirus protection, etc.).

The On multi-user systems, display notifications on the screen of this user field specifies which user will receive system and other notifications on systems allowing multiple users to connect at the same time. Normally, this would be a system or network administrator. This option is especially useful for terminal servers, provided that all system notifications are sent to the administrator.

Message boxes

Message boxes are used to display short text messages or questions.

Close message boxes automatically

To close pop-up windows automatically after a certain period of time. If they are not closed manually, alert windows are automatically closed after the specified time period elapses.

Confirmation messages

When you click Edit, a pop-up window will open with a list of confirmation messages that ESET File Security displays before an action is performed. Use the check boxes to customize your preferences for confirmation messages.