Agent protection

The ERA Agent is protected by a built-in self-defense mechanism. This feature provides the following:

Protection against modification of ERA Agent registry entries (HIPS)

Files that belong to ERA agent cannot be modified, replaced, deleted or altered (HIPS)

ERA Agent Process cannot be killed

The ERA Agent Service cannot be stopped, paused, disabled, uninstalled or otherwise compromised

Some of the protection is covered by the HIPS feature, included in your ESET security product (for example, ESET Endpoint Security).


To ensure full protection of the ERA Agent, HIPS must be enabled on a client computer.

Password protected setup

In addition to self-defense, you can password protect access to the ERA Agent (available for Windows only). When a password is used, the ERA Agent cannot be uninstalled or repaired unless the correct password is provided. To set an ERA Agent password you need to create a policy for ERA Agent.