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Eset Smart Security Firewall settings

The Firewall in antivirus monitors the network traffic going to and from the system. There are multiple types of firewalls enabling the use of a different approach to traffic filtering.However, the user can configure suitable Eset Smart Security Firewall settings. The Firewall denies the allowing and denying of individual network connections based on specified filtering conditions.

  • The Firewall provides maximum protection from remote computers and can block threatening services. It adds a parameter to the antivirus setup.
  • The Firewall in the ESET antivirus has various modes of filtering.

Automatic mode

  • The automatic mode is the default filtering suitable for users that enable easy use of firewalls with basic rules.
  • It allows the inbound traffic for a given system and blocks most of the outbound with an exception for some trust-based sites.

Interactive mode

  • It is a custom configuration mode of filtering.
  • If the Firewall detects a communication and no firewall rules are applied to it, the dialog box will report that an unknown connection is made.
  • You can allow or deny communication. This decision can be saved as a new rule for the Firewall.
  • If the new rule is created, all the future connections coming to this network will be set to the new rule.
  • It will either allow or block based on the report.

Policy-based mode

  • The policy-based filtering will block all connections if they don't match the firewall rules in Eset.
  • The mode allows the advanced users that define rules and only permit only the secured connections.
  • The Firewall will block other unknown connections.

Learning mode

  • The learning mode is best used for the initial configuration of the Firewall.
  • The Eset antivirus sets rules according to the predefined parameters.
  • The learning mode should be used first until all set of firewall rules are created to avoid any further security risks.
Eset smart security firewall settings

Creating a Firewall Rule

The following are the steps for you to configure your Eset Smart Security Firewall settings or add a new rule to your Firewall.

  • Open the main program window of your ESET product.
  • To access the Advanced setup, press the F5 key in your keyboard.
  • Click the Network Protection option and select Firewall.
  • Open the Advanced tab and click on the Rules and click the Edit option.
  • The advanced setup- Firewall rules window will open 
  • Click the Add option at the bottom-left corner of the window.
  • The Add rule window will open with three sets of tabs- 
  • General
  • Local
  • Remote
  • Click the General option, set the name to New Rule.
  • In the direction drop-down menu, select In.
  • In the action drop-down menu, select Allow.
  • In the protocol drop-down menu, select TCP/UDP option.
  • Proceed to the Local tab, next to the General tab
  • At the bottom of the ESET setup wizard, you will find
  • Application 
  • Service.
  • In the Application field, click the three dots (browse)
  • You can scan and look out for the application you want to create a new rule for.
  • Once you select an application, click Open.
  • You can proceed to click on OK > OK until the new firewall rule is created.
  • You can also pause your Firewall if there are interruptions with a file or while performing a reboot.
  • Open the smart setup for ESET.
  • Select the setup option from the left side of the window.
  • Under setup, select the Network protection option.
  • Once the option opens, the first thing you will notice is the Firewall option.
  • The Firewall toggle switch is turned on. The disable window will open.
  • You can select the time limit you want to pause your Firewall.
  • In case of a reboot, you can select the Pause until reset from the drop-down menu.
  • Click Apply.
  • The toggle switch color will turn from green to red that means the Firewall is disabled.
  • You can also choose to DISABLE your Firewall permanently.
  • Select the Setup option and click Network protection.
  • The same set of options will be seen for permanently deleting your Firewall.
  • Select DISABLE PERMANENTLY from the drop-down list and click Apply.
  • The toggle slider bar will turn gray, which means it is disabled permanently.
  • You can choose to RE-ENABLE the firewall protection for your Eset antivirus.
  • Select setup> Network protection > Toggle the firewall switch on. Enabling the Firewall will turn green.
  • You can contact our technical experts if you have no idea about how to configure Eset Smart Security Firewall settings.