Smart Security includes a personal firewall to replace Windows Firewall and it can be set to automatic, interactive, policy-based or learning mode.
Users may password-protect the configuration settings in the case the computer is shared with others.
On large networks with more than 400 client workstations, we recommend balancing mirror updates among additional ESET Smart Security, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, or ESET Remote Administrator mirror servers.
If the mirror needs to be centralized on a single server, we recommend using another type of HTTP server, such as Apache or IIS.
As far as scanning configuration is concerned, users may pick an in-depth, contextual menu or Smart scan, as well as set the scanner to only detect infected files without removing them.
Advanced settings may be altered when it comes to the scan objects (operating memory, boot sectors, emails, archives and self-extracting archives, runtime packers), heuristics and Smart signatures, cleaning level, file extensions, size limits, alternate data streams, logging, Smart optimization, and background scanning. Additional options can be configured for the real-time guard, HIPS, gamer mode, anti-stealth protection, web access, email client, and anti-phishing.
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During installation it is possible to either enable or disable detection of PUPs (potentially unwanted applications), modify proxy settings and set the course of action for updating program components and restarting Eset right afterward.To maintain optimal functionality, we recommend that you enable downloading and mirroring of program components.If this option is disabled, only the virus signature database is updated, not program components.Surfers who rely on ESET anti-virus are having a hard time surfing the web following a misfiring anti-virus update, pushed out on Monday morning.The update is stopping people who apply it from browsing most of the internet, including ESET’s own site.