Working with ESET Internet Security

ESET Internet Security setup options allow you to adjust the protection levels of your computer and network.


The Setup menu is divided into the following sections:





Click a component to adjust advanced settings for the corresponding protection module.

Computer protection setup allows you to enable or disable the following components:

Real-time file system protection – All files are scanned for malicious code when they are opened, created, or run on your computer.

HIPS – The HIPS system monitors the events within the operating system and reacts to them according to a customized set of rules.

Gamer mode – Enables or disables Gamer mode. You will receive a warning message (potential security risk) and the main window will turn orange after enabling Gamer mode.

Webcam Protection – Controls processes and applications that access computer connected camera. For more information click here.

Internet protection setup allows you to enable or disable the following components:

Web access protection – If enabled, all traffic through HTTP or HTTPS is scanned for malicious software.

Email client protection – Monitors communication received through POP3 and IMAP protocol.

Antispam protection – Scans unsolicited email, i.e., spam.

Anti-Phishing protection – Filters websites suspected of distributing content intended to manipulate users into submitting confidential information.

The Network protection section allows you to enable or disable the Personal firewall, Network attack protection (IDS) and Botnet protection.

Security tools setup allows you adjust following modules:

Banking & Payment protection

Parental control

Parental control lets you block webpages that may contain potentially offensive material. In addition, parents can prohibit access to more than 40 pre-defined website categories and over 140 subcategories.

To re-enable a disabled security component, click the slider MODULE_DISABLED so that it displays a green check mark MODULE_ENABLED.


When disabling protection using this method, all disabled protection modules will be enabled after a computer restart.

Additional options are available at the bottom of the setup window. Use the Advanced setup link to setup more detailed parameters for each module. Use Import/Export settings to load setup parameters using an .xml configuration file, or to save your current setup parameters to a configuration file.