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Configure automatic product updates

You can configure auto-updates via the Auto-updates feature policy covering compatible ESET security products with the All Static Group as the default target.

Change the built-in Auto-updates policy targets

In the ESET PROTECT Web Console, click Policies > expand Built-in Policies > click the policy > select change_default Change Assignments > adjust the targets > click Finish.

Configure auto-updates

Create a new Auto-updates policy to configure auto-updates.

1.In the ESET PROTECT Web Console, click Policies > New Policy > Settings.

2.Select Common features > Update from the drop-down menu and configure policy settings:

Automatic profile switching—Click Edit and assign an update profile according to the network connection profiles.


Auto-updates—Automatic updates are enabled by default.



To disable auto-updates, turn off the Auto-updates toggle. See also Opt-out from auto-updates.


Stop updates at > Select version—You can optionally set the ESET security product version that will stop auto-updating:

oClick Select from repository and select the version.

oType the version—You can use * as a wildcard, for example, 9.*/9.0.*/9.0.2028.*.


For example, if you type 9.0.*, all hotfixes from the minor version 9.0 will be installed.



This setting does not apply to security and stability updates installed automatically regardless of the set version or the auto-updates setting state.

See also What are the different ESET product update and release types?


3.Click Assign to select policy targets (groups or individual computers).


Make sure the built-in auto-updates policy does not overwrite the auto-updates policy settings you have created. Read more about the application of policies on clients.

4.Click Finish.