How To Change ESET Antivirus Firewall Settings?

 ESET Antivirus Firewall Settings

ESET Antivirus is a software that protects your computer from known and unknown threats such as spyware, ransomware, and malware. The ESET Antivirus firewall settings act as a network traffic filter.

Steps To Create An ESET Firewall Rule

  • On your Windows computer, launch the ESET Antivirus software by double-clicking the ESET Antivirus shortcut icon on your desktop.
  • Once launched, press the F5 key to access the Advanced setup.
  • In the Advanced setup window, navigate to the left-side panel and click the Network Protection tab.
  • Select the Firewall submenu underneath Network Protection.
  • Expand the Advanced tab and click the Edit button next to Rules.
  • Click the Add button available at the bottom-left corner of the Firewall rules screen.
  • On the Add rule screen, click the General tab.
  • Enter the name of the rule in the Name field.
  • Select the desired options from the Direction and Action drop-down menus.
  • Click the Local tab and select Browse (three horizontal lines) in the Application field.
  • Go to the application for which you wish to create the rule and select the application.
  • Click the Open button and select OK to save the applied changes.
  • Now, the ESET firewall rule has been created on your computer.

Steps To Change The ESET Firewall Filtering Mode

  • On your computer, launch the ESET Antivirus software.
  • Open Advanced setup by pressing the F5 key.
  • Click the Network Protection tab and select the Firewall submenu.
  • Expand the Basic tab and choose one of the filtering modes from the drop-down menu.
  • Automatic mode
  • Interactive mode
  • Policy-based mode
  • Learning mode
  • The filtering mode that you choose will influence the firewall settings and the level of user interaction.
  • Among these filtering modes, Automatic mode is the default one for easy and convenient use.
  • Once selected, click the OK button. Now your ESET Antivirus firewall settings are changed according to your preferences.


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