Program menu

Some of the most important setup options and features are available by right-clicking the system tray icon TRAY_ICON.


Quick links – Displays the most frequently used parts of ESET Internet Security. You can quickly access these from the program menu.

Pause protection – Displays the confirmation dialog box that disables Antivirus and antispyware protection, which guards against malicious system attacks by controlling file, web and email communication.

The Time interval drop-down menu represents the period of time that Antivirus and antispyware protection will be disabled for.


Pause firewall (allow all traffic) – Switches the firewall to an inactive state. See Network for more information.

Block all network traffic – Blocks all network traffic. You can re-enable it by clicking Stop blocking all network traffic.

Advanced setup – Select this option to enter the Advanced setup tree. There are also other ways to open Advanced setup, such as pressing the F5 key or navigating to Setup > Advanced setup.

Log filesLog files contain information about important program events that have occurred and provide an overview of detected threats.

Hide ESET Internet Security – Hide the ESET Internet Security window from the screen.

Reset window layout – Resets the ESET Internet Security's window to its default size and position on the screen.

Virus signature database update – Starts updating the virus signature database to ensure your level of protection against malicious code.

About – Provides system information, details about the installed version of ESET Internet Security and the installed program modules. Here you can also find the license expiration date and information about the operating system and system resources.