How do I download, install and activate ESET Cyber Security?

  1. Install ESET Cyber Security
  2. Activate ESET Cyber Security


I. Install ESET Cyber Security

  1. Download the latest install package from the ESET download page.

    Retail CD users

    if you have an ESET Cyber Security CD, follow the instructions below to download and install the latest version.

    Download ESET Cyber Security

  2. The install package will appear in your Downloads folder or the default folder set by your browser. Click the file to open it (if you inserted a CD in step 1, the ESET Cyber Security CD window will open automatically. Double-click English).
  3. Double-click the Install ESET Cyber Security icon. When prompted, click Continue to launch the Installation Wizard.

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  1. Read the Introduction and click Continue.
  2. Click Continue in the System requirements window.
  3. Click ContinueAgree to accept the Software License Agreement.

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  1. Click Continue in the Version Check window. We highly recommend that you install the latest version if you are notified that one is available.
  2. Click Continue to perform a Typical installation (if you would like to configure your own settings, select Custom).

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  1. Click Continue in the Live Grid window (the Live Grid Early Warning System submits new threats to ESET's labs and provides feedback that improves protection. Deselect the check box next to Enable Live Grid Early Warning System to disable this functionality).
  2. The next step of the installation process is to configure detection of Potentially unwanted applications (what is a potentially unwanted application?). Such programs are not necessarily malicious, but can negatively affect the behavior of your operating system. These applications are often bundled with other programs and may be difficult to notice during the installation process. Although these applications usually display a notification during installation, they can easily be installed without your consent.

    Select one of the options and click Continue.

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  1. When you are ready, click Install to install your product (you might need to enter your administrator Name and Password to continue). When the ESET installer prompts you after you have entered your administrator Name and Password, click Install Software.
  2. The installation may take a few minutes to complete. Once you see the "installation was successful" screen displayed, click Close and continue to part II below.


II. Activate ESET Cyber Security

Video tutorial

  1. After you finish installing ESET Cyber Security, the Activate window will open automatically. If it does not open automatically, click the ESET icon  or on the menu bar, select Open ESET Cyber Security and then click Activate product.

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  1. Type your License Key (or Activation Key) into the field and click Activate

If you do not have a License Key

Click here to convert your existing ESET-issued Username and Password to a License Key. If you do not have your Username and Password, visit our Lost License page to have your ESET credentials resent to you. 

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  1. If successful, your product will display an "Activation was successful" message. Click Done. Your product will now automatically begin downloading the latest virus signature database update.

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