[KB5684] Block removable media in ESET Windows home products (15.x–16.x)


  • Add a new removable media blocking rule to block certain media (for example, USB devices)


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A Device control rule defines the action that will be taken when a device meeting the rule criteria is connected to the computer.


macOS users: Block or allow USB drives and other media in ESET Cyber Security or ESET Cyber Security Pro

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

  2. Press the F5 key to access Advanced setup.

  3. Click Device Control. Click the toggle next to Enable Device control and click Edit next to Rules.

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  1. Click Add.

  1. In the Name field, type a name for your rule. In the Device type drop-down menu, select Disk Storage. In the Action drop-down menu, select Block. Optionally, you can enter more information about the device into the VendorModel, and Serial fields. Read more about actions and device information. When you are finished, click OK.

  1. Click OK → OK.

  1. Restart your device.