[KB8067] How to use Secure Browser in ESET Smart Security Premium

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Banking & Payment protection is an additional layer of protection designed to protect your sensitive data while browsing online (for example, financial data during online transactions or confidential corporate data). In ESET Internet Security and ESET Smart Security Premium 15 and later, the Secure all browsers feature enables you to open a supported browser in secure mode automatically.


Solution

Enable Secure all browsers option

  1. Open the main program window of ESET Windows products.

  2. Click SetupSecurity tools.
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  1. Click the slider bar next to Secure all browsers to enable it.
The Banking & Payment protection must be enabled

To enable Secure all browsers functionality, the Banking & Payment Protection feature must be enabled.

Browser restart is required after enabling Secure all browsers 

A browser restart is required after enabling to allow the full functionality of the Secure all browsers feature.

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Configure Browser Protection and Secured Browser settings

  1. Open the main program window of ESET Windows products.

  2. Press the F5 to open Advanced setup.

  3. Click Web and EmailBanking & Payment protection. In this section, you can configure the settings listed below. When you are finished, click OK to exit the Advanced setup.
    • In Browser Protection section, click the drop-down menu next to Extension installation mode to change the type of extensions supported by a specific browser that can be installed on the secured browser.
    • In Secured Browser section, click the slider bar next to Enhanced memory protection, Keyboard protection, or Browser's green frame to turn these settings on or off.
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Open Banking & Payment Protection secured browser

When Banking & Payment protection is enabled, you can open Banking & Payment Protection secured browser by clicking the Banking & Payment Protection icon on your desktop or you can open Banking & Payment Protection directly from the Tools tab:

  1. Open the main program window of ESET Windows products.

  2. Click ToolsBanking & Payment protection.

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Additionally, the Banking & Payment Protection secured browser opens:

    • If the Website Redirection is enabled (it is enabled by default even when the Secure all browser are disabled), Banking & Payment Protection secured browser opens when you access banking or payment website in your browser.
    • If Secure all browsers is enabled, Banking & Payment Protection secured browser opens when you access any website in your supported browser.
  1. The ESET Secure Browser opens with a green border surrounding it and with the small Secured by ESET tag on the right side of the window. You can click the ESET logo for more information and settings.

Accessing Banking & Payment Protection secured browser using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

If you are accessing the Banking & Payment Protection secured browser using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), the ESET badge and browser window border turn orange and the notification will be displayed.

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Add or remove protected websites

If you do not want to access all websites via Banking & Payment Protection secured browser, you can add specific websites that you want to open with Banking & Payment Protection secured browser to the Protected websites list. Only websites added to the Protected websites list will be opened in Banking & Payment Protection secured browser.

  1. Open the main program window of ESET Windows products.

  2. Press the F5 key on your keyboard to open Advanced setup.

  3. Click Web and EmailBanking & Payment protection. Click the slider bar next to Secure all browsers to disable it. Confirm that the slider bar next to Enable protected websites redirection is enabled and click Edit next to Protected websites.

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  1. Click Add to add the desired website that you want to access via Secure Browser to the Protected websites list.
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  1. Type or copy/paste the desired website in the Website page field. Select the option how you want to open this website (in this example, Secured browser is selected) and click OK.

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  1. You can see your added website in the Website column. You can change the option how you want to open this website (in this example, Secured browser is selected). To edit or remove an existing website, select the desired website and click Edit or Delete, respectively. Click OK.

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Disable Secure all browsers

You can disable the Secure all browsers feature so that all websites will open in normal browsers.

Disabling Secure all browsers

By disabling Secure all browsers, only websites from the Protected websites list and ESET internal internet banking list will redirect to the Banking & Payment Protection secured browser. You can select which browser (standard or secured) is opened.

  1. Open the main program window of ESET Windows products.

  2. Press the F5 key on your keyboard to open Advanced setup.

  3. Click Web and EmailBanking & Payment protection. Click the slider bar next to Secure all browsers to disable it and click OK to exit Advanced setup.

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Pause or disable Banking & Payment Protection

Disabled protection

While protection is paused or disabled, the Banking & Payment Protection secured browser will not launch when you visit a banking website. Data is not encrypted and the driver to protect against keyloggers is not enabled.

Read more about temporarily pausing or permanently disabling Banking and Payment Protection.