[KB8079] New network connection detected in ESET Endpoint Security (7.3 – 9.x)

Issue

Details

By default, your ESET endpoint product has the Use Windows setting selected and applies the network settings of your Windows operating system. You can configure your ESET product to display New network connection detected window so that you can select network settings for each network you connect to.

The New network connection detected window displays when your ESET product detects a network that your computer has not accessed before. Your ESET product uses different rules for different networks to maintain a high level of security while minimizing the number of interruptions you encounter due to security warnings or notifications. There are two network protection levels:

  • 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/work 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.

Solution

Choose the protection level for new networks

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

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

  3. Click Firewall, expand Known networks and from the Protection type of new networks drop-down menu, select the appropriate choice:

    • Use Windows setting: ESET endpoint product applies the same network settings as your Windows operating system.
    • Ask user: The New network connection detected window displays each time your ESET product detects a new network.
    • Mark as public: The Public network settings will be applied to each new network.

  4. Click OK to save the settings.

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Change the protection level for a given network

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

  2. Click Setup Network.

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  3. Click Connected networks.

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  4. Click the gear icon next to the network you would like to edit.

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  5. Select the appropriate network protection level and click OK.

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