Web protocols

By default, ESET Internet Security is configured to monitor the HTTP protocol used by most Internet browsers.

HTTP Scanner setup

In Windows Vista and later, HTTP traffic is always monitored on all ports for all applications. HTTP traffic is monitored on the specified ports for all applications, and on all ports for applications marked as Web and email clients.

HTTPS Scanner setup

ESET Internet Security also supports HTTPS protocol checking. HTTPS communication uses an encrypted channel to transfer information between server and client. ESET Internet Security checks communication utilizing the SSL (Secure Socket Layer), and TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols. The program will only scan traffic on ports defined in Ports used by HTTPS protocol, regardless of operating system version.

Encrypted communication will be scanned by default. To view the scanner setup, navigate to SSL/TLS in the Advanced setup section, click Web and email > SSL/TLS and enable the Enable SSL/TLS protocol filtering option.