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Import or export ESET configuration settings using an .xml file


This article applies to the following products:

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


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I. Export your configuration as an XML file

  1. Open your Windows ESET product. How do I open my ESET product?

  2. Click Setup Import/Export settings.

Figure 1-1

  1. Select Export settings, click browse (...) to choose a file name and location for your configuration .xml file, and then click Export. Save the .xml file to a shared or portable drive if you plan on exporting these settings to another computer.

Figure 1-2

II. Import your settings to another computer

  1. To import your ESET product settings from one computer to another, repeat steps 1 and 2 (above) on the second computer and then select Import settings.
  2. Click browse (...) to navigate to the .xml file you want to import (stored on a public drive, a USB flash drive, etc.) and click Import. Your second computer will now be configured identically to the first.

Figure 2-1

III. Submit a configuration .xml file to ESET Customer Care

To better assist you with a case, Customer Care may request an .xml file containing the settings for your ESET product. Reply to this request and attach the .xml file you created in part I.


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