How do I set up a Parental control role for a user account in ESET Smart Security?


Parental control allows users to set up roles for each user account that has access to their computer. A role can be configured to allow or restrict access to certain web content depending on the age and profile of the user account. This article contains instructions on how to set up a role for the first time



  1. Set up Windows user accounts for each person accessing the computer. For information on setting up Windows user accounts, click the appropriate link below:
  2. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?
  3. Click SetupSecurity tools.

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  4. Click the slider bar next to Parental control to enable the feature, and then click the arrow next to Parental control.

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  5. Click Protect this account under the Microsoft Windows user account you want to protect.

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  6. Select the appropriate age for the user account from the Age drop-down menu and click Enable. (Parental control settings will vary depending on age selected for the user account; in this example, Parent has been selected.)

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  7. This Parental control account is now enabled. See the Knowledgebase articles below for instructions on how to configure Parental control:

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