[KB2421] ESET firewall compatibility with Microsoft's Windows Firewall

Solution

ESET Smart Security Premium and ESET Internet Security

The ESET firewall is included in ESET Smart Security Premium and ESET Internet Security. Running two firewalls on your operating system can lead to conflicts and configuration errors. As a result, your ESET product will automatically disable your Windows Firewall after completing installation. Do not re-enable your Windows Firewall after installing ESET.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus

ESET NOD32 Antivirus is fully compatible with Windows Firewall. Windows Firewall is included with Microsoft Windows (XP/Server 2003 and later) and does not require special configuration after installing your ESET product. ESET recommends leaving your Windows Firewall enabled after installing ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

Learn more about Windows Firewall on Microsoft's website.

If you require more protection and advanced settings, visit our Online Help article for ESET firewall.