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Network traffic scanner

The Network traffic scanner provides malware protection for application protocols, which integrates multiple advanced malware scanning techniques. Network traffic scanner scans HTTP(S), POP3(S) and IMAP(S) protocols automatically, regardless of the internet browser or email client. You can enable/disable the Network traffic scanner in Advanced setup > Detection engine > Network traffic scanner.

Enable Network traffic scanner—If you disable this option, HTTP(S), POP3(S) and IMAP(S) protocols will not be scanned. Note that the following ESET Smart Security Premium features require Network traffic scanner enabled:

Web access protection

Parental control

Browser Privacy & Security

Safe Banking & Browsing


Anti-phishing protection

Email client protection