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How do I password protect Parental control settings in ESET Smart Security?

KB Solution ID: KB2795|Last Revised: July 7, 2015


  • Password protecting Parental control settings


Before configuring ESET Parental control

You need to set up Windows user accounts for each person accessing the computer. Without completing this important step, Parental control is ineffective in shielding children from inappropriate web content. For information on setting up Windows user accounts, click the appropriate link below: 

Password protection

By default, password protecting your Parental control settings will also protect access to other important settings in ESET Smart Security.

Video tutorial

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?
  2. Click SetupParental control.

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  3. Click Set password.

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  4. In the Password setup window, enter your password into the New password and Confirm new password fields. Click OK to save your changes.

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Settings now password protected

You will now be prompted for a password when you attempt to access password protected features or settings in the user interface (see Figure 1-4. This password is required to modify or remove password protection in your ESET product. In the event that you create a password and later forget it, refer to the following Knowledgebase article for assistance:


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