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Network protection logs

The ESET Internet Security Network protection saves all important events in a log file. To view the log file, open the main program window > Setup > Network protection > Show logs.

The log files can be used to detect errors and reveal intrusions into your system. Network protection logs contain the following data:

Date and time of the event

Name of event


Target network address

Network communication protocol

The rule applied, or name of a worm, if identified

Application path and name



Signer of the application (publisher)

Package name

Name of the service

A thorough analysis of this data can help detect attempts to compromise system security. Many other factors indicate potential security risks and enable you to minimize their impact: frequent connections from unknown locations, multiple attempts to establish connections, unknown applications communicating or unusual port numbers used.


Security vulnerability exploitation

The message of security vulnerability exploitation is logged even if the specific vulnerability is already patched since the exploitation attempt is detected and blocked on the network level before actual exploitation can happen.