[KB2793] Set up a Parental Control role for a user account (15.x–16.x)


  • Set up roles for each user account with access to their computer in Parental Control
  • Configure roles to enable or restrict access to certain web content depending on the age and profile of the user account


Before configuring ESET Parental Control

Windows user accounts must be available for each person accessing the computer. Without completing this important step, Parental Control is ineffective in shielding children from inappropriate web content.

  1. Set up Windows user accounts for each person accessing the computer. For information on setting up Windows user accounts, click the link that corresponds with your operating system:

  2. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.

  3. Click Setup Security tools.

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  1. Click the toggle next to Parental Control to enable the feature.

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  1. Click the arrow next to Parental Control.
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  1. For each Microsoft Windows child user account you want to protect, click Protect child account.
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  1. In the Birthdate drop-down menu, select the appropriate birthdate for the user account and click Enable. (Parental control settings vary depending on the age selected for each user account.)
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  1. Under each Microsoft Windows parent user account you want to protect, click Parent account.
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  1. Click Protect all settings with a password, type a new password in the dialog box and click OK.
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  1. The green toggle next to the user accounts indicates that Parental Control is activated for that account. You are now ready to configure Parental Control settings for each account.
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