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Change the frequency of regular product updates in ESET Windows home products

Issue

  • Limited network resources or bandwidth necessitate less frequent updates (default is every hour)

This article applies to the following products:

  • ESET NOD32 Antivirus
  • ESET Internet Security
  • ESET Smart Security
  • ESET Smart Security Premium
     

Solution

Version 8.x and earlier: Click here for instructions.

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.

  2. Click Tools → More tools.

    Figure 1-1

  3. Click Scheduler.

    Figure 1-2

  4. Select Regular automatic update and click Edit.

    Figure 1-3

  5. Verify that the check box next to Enabled is selected and click Next.

    Figure 1-4

  6. Select your desired setting for task timing frequency (we recommend that you select Repeatedly for the update task) and click Next.

    Figure 1-5

  7. In the Interval between task execution (min.) field, enter the number of minutes to wait between updates and click Next. The default setting is 60.

    Changing the timing of the regular automatic update is not recommended!

    Lengthening the amount of time between updates exposes your system to a greater risk of infection.

    Figure 1-6

  8. Select At the next scheduled time and click Next.

    Figure 1-7

  9. A summary of your new settings will be displayed. Click Finish (Optionally select a primary and secondary update profile that the changes will be applied to). From this point forward, regular product updates will be performed according to the newly scheduled interval. 

Figure 1-8

 


A new version has been released

A new version of ESET Windows home products have been released. We highly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.

  • Remember: ESET Windows home products version 9 and later use a License Key for activation. What is a License Key?

Version 8.x and earlier:

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.

  2. Click Tools → Scheduler.

    Figure 2-1
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  3. Select Regular automatic update and click Edit

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  4. Verify that Update is selected from the Scheduled task drop-down menu and click Next.

    Figure 2-3

  5. Select your desired setting for the frequency of the task (we recommend that you select Repeatedly for the update task) and click Next.

    Figure 2-4

  6. In the Interval between task execution (min.) field, enter the number of minutes to wait between virus signature updates and click Next.

    Figure 2-5

  7. Select Wait until the next scheduled time and then click Next.

    Figure 2-6

  8. A summary of your new settings will be displayed. Click Finish (you may also be prompted to select a primary and secondary update profile). From this point forward, regular product updates will be performed according to the newly scheduled interval. 


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