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


  • Password-protect Parental control and program settings in ESET Smart Security

Password protection

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

If you do not use Parental control, you can configure a settings password without enabling Parental control.



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: 

  1. Open ESET Smart Security. How do I open my ESET product?
  2. Click SetupSecurity tools.

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  3. Make sure Parental control is enabled and click the arrow next to Parental control.

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  4. Click Protect all settings with a password
  5. Type your password into the New password and Confirm password and then click OK. You will now be prompted for a password when you attempt to access password protected features or settings in the user interface.

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