How to temporarily disable ESET NOD32 version 5

The information in this article refers to a previous version of ESET. It is recommended that you run the most current version of ESET. Please see our tech article How to update your ESET Program to the Latest Version for assistance with updating your program. The information in the article below is provided as a convenience to those who may still have questions about the older version of the program.

ESET NOD32 Antivirus and Antispyware can on occasion interfere with certain activities. This guide will walk you through how to temporarily disable Antivirus and Antispyware in ESET NOD32.

  1. Open the ESET software by clicking Start » All Programs » ESET Folder » ESET NOD32 Antivirus folder » ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
  2. Click Setup on the left.
  3. Click on the Enabled link for Real-time File system protection.
  4. Click on the drop down arrow key for Time Interval, select Until next restart.
  5. Click on Ok, and close the ESET window. ESET is now disabled until the computer is restarted, allowing you to continue with your activity.