Logging and creating rules or exceptions from log

By default, the ESET Personal firewall does not log all blocked connections. If you want to see what was blocked by the Personal firewall, enable logging in the Advanced setup under Tools > Diagnostics > Enable Personal firewall advanced logging. If you see something in the log that you do not want the Personal firewall to block, you can create a rule or an IDS exception for it by right-clicking on that item and selecting Don't block similar events in the future. Please note that the log of all blocked connections can contain thousands of items and it might be difficult to find a specific connection in this log. You can turn logging off after you have resolved your issue.

For more information about the log see Log files.


Use logging to see the order in which the Personal firewall blocked specific connections. Moreover, creating rules from the log allows you to create rules that do exactly what you want.