[KB3415] Enable pre-release updates in ESET Windows home products (15.x – 16.x)


  • ESET Technical Support has advised you to enable pre-release updates to resolve an issue with your product
  • Switch back to a regular update


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Pre-release updates are updates that have been thoroughly tested and will be released soon. Enabling pre-release updates gives access to the most recent detection methods and fixes; however, pre-release updates might not be stable enough at all times, so you should always revert to using normal updates when an issue is resolved.


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  1. Enable pre-release updates
  2. Switch back to the regular update

I. Enable pre-release updates

  1. Open your ESET Windows product.
  2. Press the F5 key to open Advanced setup.

  3. Click Update, expand Profiles → Updates, select Pre-release update from the Update type drop-down menu and then click OK.

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  1. Restart your computer.

  2. Open your ESET Windows product.

  3. Click Update Check for updates.

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II. Switch back to the regular update

After your issue is resolved or you no longer need pre-release updates, follow these instructions to switch Update type back to Regular update.

  1. Press F5 key to open Advanced setup.

  2. Click Update, expand Profiles → Updatesand then select Regular update from the Update type drop-down menu. Click OK to close Advanced setup.

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