Disable protection in ESET Windows home products
Disable ESET real-time protection for a short time
- You need to troubleshoot or install third-party software that requires you to temporarily disable your ESET antivirus software
Version 9.x and Later
Version 8.x and earlier users: click here for instructions.
Open your Windows ESET product. How do I open my ESET product?.
Click Setup → Computer protection.
Click Pause Antivirus and antispyware protection.
Select the length of time you would like to disable protection from the drop-down menu and click Apply.
- Open ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus. How do I open my ESET product?
Click the Protection status icon → Temporarily disable protection. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm this action.
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In the Temporarily disable protection window, select the length of time you would like to disable protection from the Time interval drop-down menu. Click OK to continue.