[KB7814] Remove third-party antivirus software from client computers using ESET PROTECT (8.x–10.x)


Required user permissions

This article assumes that you have the appropriate access rights and permissions to perform the tasks below.

If you use the default Administrator user or are unable to perform the tasks below (the option is unavailable), create a second administrator user with all access rights.

  1. Open the ESET PROTECT Web Console in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click PoliciesNew Policy.

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  1. Type a name for the new policy in the Name field. Optionally, type a description in the Description field.
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  1. Click Settings and select ESET Management Agent from the drop-down menu.
  1. Expand Advanced Settings, scroll down to the Operating System section and click the toggle next to Report non-ESET-installed applications to enable it.
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  1. In the Assign section click Assign. Select the check box next to each static or dynamic group that this policy will be assigned to and click OK. Click Finish to save the policy. Agents running on client computers will receive the new policy the next time they check in (the default check in interval is 20 minutes). Alternatively, you can send a wake-up call to client computers so they receive the changes sooner.
  1. Click Reports Computers → scroll down to Installed applications → click the gear icon and then click Generate now.
    Creating a new report template in ESET PROTECT

    If you do not have report templates in your home group, continue with one of these steps:

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  1. Verify that the third-party Antivirus program and version you want to remove is listed in the report.
  1. Click Tasks NewClient Task.
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  1. Type a name for the new task in the Name field and then select Software Uninstall from the Task drop-down menu.
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  1. Click Settings and select Third-party antivirus software (Built with OPSWAT) from the drop-down menu. Click here for a list of removable applications. Please note that you will add Targets after the task is created.
  2. Click Finish when you are finished making changes to your task.
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  3. Click Create Trigger when you are asked to add a trigger for the client task.