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Download and Install ESET Smart Security

Special installation types

The links below contain additional info for special types of installations:

Offline Installation or installation of a previous version

Installing from a three computer pack

Video tutorial


  1. Uninstall any previously installed antivirus software on your system.
  2. If you have a CD, insert it into your computer (if the installation does not begin automatically, click Start → Computer and double-click the ESET disc icon).

    To install without a CD:
    1. Depending on your location, download the appropriate installer file below:

              North America                            Rest of the world
    2. Double-click the installer file to begin installation.
  1. In the Install ESET Smart Security screen, click Continue.

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  1. Click I Accept.

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  1. Select your preference for ESET Live Grid and Detection of Potentially Unwanted Applications

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  1. Click Done to exit the Installation Wizard.

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  1. The Product activation window will open automatically. If you are updating from a previous version, your license info will be entered automatically. Type or copy/paste your License Key into the blank field and click Activate. If you have a CD, type your Activation Key (printed on the label) into the blank field. Be sure to include hyphens.

    Click here if you do not have a License Key or did not receive an email with license info following your purchase.

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  1. If you entered your credentials correctly, you will see the Activation successful screen. Click Done to complete your activation. If you have a CD and used an Activation Key to activate, you will see a registration screen. Complete all relevant fields and click Activate → Done.

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  1. In the Network connection found window, click Home or office network if you are performing this installation in an office or home environment on a secure network. Only select Public network if you are traveling with your client computer and ESET Endpoint Security detects a new network.

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  1. Anti-Theft is recommended for laptop users, if you are installing on a stationary PC, you can skip this step.

    In the ESET Anti-Theft window, click Create new account (if you already have an account, use your my.eset.com email address and password to login). If the window does not appear automatically, click Setup → Security tools and then click the slider next to Anti-Theft

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  1. In the Device name field, type a name for your device and click Next.

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  1. Click Create new account online.

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  1. Fill in the form and click Create new my.eset.com account.

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  1. After you complete registration, log into my.eset.com to manage your device(s), set up ESET Ant-Theft, resolve Anti-Theft optimization warnings, etc.

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