Access setup

ESET Smart Security Premium settings are a crucial part of your security policy. Unauthorized modifications can potentially endanger the stability and protection of your system. To avoid unauthorized modifications, the setup parameters of ESET Smart Security Premium can be password protected.


Password protect settings – Indicate password settings. Click to open the Password setup window.

To set or change a password to protect setup parameters, click Set.


When you want to access protected Advanced setup, the window for entering the password is displayed. If you forget or lose your password, click the Restore password option below and enter the email address you used for license registration. ESET will send you an email with the verification code and instruction on how to reset your password. For more information click here.

Require full administrator rights for limited administrator accounts – Select this to prompt the current user (if he or she does not have administrator rights) to enter an administrator username and password when modifying certain system parameters (similar to the User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista and Windows 7). Such modifications include disabling protection modules or turning off the firewall.  On Windows XP systems where UAC is not running, users will have the Require administrator rights (system without UAC support) option available.

For Windows XP only:

Require administrator rights (system without UAC support) – Enable this option to have ESET Smart Security Premium prompt for administrator credentials.