[KB2843] Create a firewall rule to allow/disallow use of a certain application in my Windows ESET home product (15.x–16.x)


  • You want to create a firewall rule to allow or disallow certain applications in Windows ESET home product


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The ESET firewall acts as a network traffic filter that regulates communication within the local network or the internet.

Using pre-defined rules, the firewall analyzes network communication and decides whether or not to allow it. You can configure your firewall to make exceptions for certain applications.


Firewall troubleshooting?

This article is part of a series of recommended steps to troubleshoot firewall issues. Click here to start with step 1.

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

  2. Press the F5 key to open Advanced setup.

  3. Click Network ProtectionFirewall, expand Advanced and click Edit next to Rules.

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  1. Click Add.

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  1. Type a name for the rule into the Name field and select your desired options from the Direction and Action drop-down menus. Click the Local tab.

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  1. Click Browse (...).

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  1. Navigate to the application you want to create the rule for, select the application and then click Open.

  2. Click OK OK OK to save your changes.

Contact ESET Technical Support.

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