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Isolate computer from network

The Isolate computer from network task isolates the selected computers from the network and all connections, except those needed for correct operation of ESET products, will be blocked. The allowed connections include the following:

computer obtains an IP address

communication of ekrn.exe, ESET Management Agent, ESET Inspect Connector

login to a domain


Network isolation is compatible only with ESET security products (Endpoint Antivirus/Security and server security products) version 7.2 and later.

Network isolation will likely interrupt the normal operation of the computers and you should use it in emergency cases only (e.g. if a severe security issue is identified on a managed computer). You can end the isolation with a client task.

Select one of the following options to create a new Client Task:

Click Tasks > New > add_new_defaultClient Task.

Click Tasks > select the desired task type and click New > add_new_defaultClient Task.

Click the target device in Computers and select icon_tasks Tasks > add_new_defaultNew Task.


In the Basic section, type basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description (optional). Click Select tags to assign tags.
In the Task drop-down menu, select the task type you want to create and configure. If you have selected a specific task type before creating a new task, Task is pre-selected based on your previous choice. Task (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.


Settings are not available for this task.


Review the summary of configured settings and click Finish. The Client Task is now created and a pop-up window will open:

Click Create Trigger (recommended) to specify Client Task Targets (computers or groups) and the Trigger.

If you click Close, you can create a Trigger later - Click the Client Task instance and select restart_default Run on from the drop-down menu.


You can see the progress indicator bar, status icon, and details for each created task in Tasks.