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Network protection

Open the main program window > Setup > Network protection to configure basic Network protection settings or troubleshoot network communication.

To pause or disable individual protection modules, click the toggle icon MODULE_ENABLED.


Turning off protection modules may decrease the protection level of your computer.


Click the gear icon GEAR next to a protection module to access advanced settings for that module.

Firewall—Filters all network communication based on the ESET Security Ultimate configuration.

Configure—Opens the Firewall Advanced setup where you can define how the firewall will handle network communication.

Pause firewall (allow all traffic)—All Firewall filtering options are turned off and all incoming and outgoing connections are permitted. Click Enable firewall to re-enable the firewall While Network traffic filtering is in this mode.

Block all traffic—All inbound and outbound communication will be blocked by the Firewall. Only use this option if you suspect a critical security risk that requires the system to be disconnected from the network. While Network traffic filtering is in Block all traffic mode, click Stop blocking all traffic to restore normal firewall operation.

Automatic mode—(when another filtering mode is enabled)—Click to change the filtering mode to automatic filtering mode (with user-defined rules).

Interactive mode—(when another filtering mode is enabled)—Click to change the filtering mode to interactive filtering mode.

Network attack protection (IDS)—Analyzes the content of network traffic and protects from network attacks. Traffic that is considered harmful will be blocked. ESET Security Ultimate will inform you when you connect to an unprotected wireless network or network with weak protection.

Botnet protection—Quickly and accurately spots malware on your system.

Network connections—Shows the networks to which network adapters are connected with detailed information.

Resolve blocked communication—Helps you solve connectivity problems caused by ESET Firewall. For more detailed information see Troubleshooting wizard.

Resolve temporarily blocked IP addresses—View a list of IP addresses that have been detected as the source of attacks and added to the blacklist to block connection for a certain period of time.

Show logs— Opens the Network protection Log file.