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Create a firewall rule to allow/disallow use of a certain application in my Windows ESET home product


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

Version 8.x users: Click here for step-by-step instructions

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

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

  3. Click Network Protection → Firewall, expand Advanced and click Edit (next to Rules).

Figure 1-1

  1. Click Add.

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

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  3. Click the Local tab → Browse (...).

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  4. Navigate to the application you want to create the rule for, select the application and then click Open.
  5. Click OK → OK OK to save your changes.


If you are still unable to resolve your issue, please email ESET Technical Support.