ESET Internet Security 10 : Recommended settings

  • Click “Advanced setup

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  • Enable “integrate into system

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HIPS RULE SETTINGS

  • HIPS rule can be created to protect user files stored in certain folders.
  • Click “Edit” next to Rules

 

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  • Click “Add

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  • Set “Rule name” as “PROTECTED FILES
  • Set “Action” as “Ask
  • Under “Operations affecting“, enable “Files
  • Click “Next

 

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  • Select “All applications

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  • Enable “Delete file“, “Write to File” and “Direct access to disk” as shown below

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  • Select “Specific files” as shown below
  • Click “Add

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  • Click “” as shown below

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  • Select D:\ partition
  • Click “OK

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  • Click “OK

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  • Similarly add other partitions as shown below
  • Don’t add C: partition in which Windows OS is installed
  • Click “Finish

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  • Click “OK

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  • Click “OK

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HIPS Alerts

  • When an application tries to access files, ESET HIPS generates alerts as shown below.
  • Allow only safe applications. Deny if you don’t want application to modify protected files.
  • To permanently allow safe application access to files, select “Create rule and remember permanently
  • Tick “Only for operation” and select “All file operations

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  • To check the reputation of the application, click “Details

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  • Next to “Reputation:” you can see the Eset rating of the application.
  • Green color means the application is safe.
  • Yellow color means application is unknown
  • Red color means Application unsafe

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FIREWALL INTERACTIVE MODE

  • Set “Filtering mode” to “Interactive Mode
  • Click “OK

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  • When an application tries to connect to Internet (network), Eset Firewall shows this alert.
  • If application is safe then click “Allow“, otherwise “Deny
  • If you want to permanently allow a safe application to have access to internet, then select “create rule and remember permanently
  • Click “Allow

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  • If you want to block access to Internet for an application click “Deny” when Firewall alert is shown.

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  • To see Reputation of an application click “details

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  • When installing an application, if application tries to connect to internet, then select “Remember until application quits
  • Click “allow” or “deny” as you wish

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