[KB3754] Change network connection firewall setting in ESET Windows home products



Mac users ESET Cyber Security Pro

Skip to Advanced setup

Your ESET product will automatically use your computer's Windows network setting to determine if you are using a public or a home or office network to determine the appropriate firewall protection levels. To change your firewall protection level for a given network, follow the instructions below.

  1. Click Setup  Network protection.

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  1. Click Connected networks.

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  1. Click Home or office network or Public network below the network you want to modify and then select Public network or Home or office network.

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Version 10.x and earlier: The Network connection found notification displays when your ESET product detects a network that your computer has not accessed before.

There are two firewall protection modes you can select from in the Network connection found window:

  • Public network: Files and folders on your system are not shared with or visible to other users on the network and sharing of system resources is deactivated. We recommend using this setting when accessing wireless networks.
  • Home or office network: Your computer and shared files stored on your computer are visible to other network users, and system resources are accessible for other users on the network. We recommend using this setting when accessing a secure local network.

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Disable Network connection found notifications

If you are operating in an environment where all subnets have been configured for sharing, you can disable the Network connection found dialog so that it does not display each time a new network is detected.

  1. Press the F5 key to access Advanced setup. 
  2. Click Network Protection → Firewall and expand Known Networks.
  3. Select Use Windows setting or Mark as public depending on your preference and and then click OK.

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