[KB3074] Parental Control key features in ESET Smart Security Premium, ESET Smart Security and ESET Internet Security



Parental Control provides parents with automated tools to help protect their children and set restrictions for devices and services. Parental Control lets you block web pages that may contain potentially offensive material to prevent children and young adults from accessing pages with inappropriate or harmful content.

Parental Control includes customizable user account permissions, web content filtering, and activity logging. The following article includes a basic overview of the Parental Control module, as well as key features that will help you maximize the effectiveness of the Parental Control feature.


Enable or disable Parental Control

  1. Open your Windows ESET product.

  1. Click Setup → Security tools.

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  1. Click the slider bar next to Parental control to enable or disable Parental controls. A green slider bar indicates that the feature is enabled, a yellow slider bar indicates that the feature is not fully configured, a red slider bar indicates that the feature is paused.

    If the slider bar is yellow, visit our Knowledgebase article (starting with step 5) to finish setting up Parental control.

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  1. Click the arrow next to Parental control to access configuration settings.

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Key features and additional configuration

The Parental Control module consists of a quick enable/disable feature alongside a variety of settings for active Microsoft Windows User Accounts. Below is a list of additional Parental Control features and configurations, including links to step-by-step instructions (where available):

  • Activity Logging: Click Tools → More tools Log files and then select Parental Control from the drop-down menu to view a detailed log of Parental control activity (blocked pages, the account the page was blocked for, reason, etc.).