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How to temporarily disable Protection in ESET Version 8

This guide will show you how to temporarily disable ESET Protection.

Description: This guide applies to both ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 8 and ESET Smart Security Version 8. ESET can on occasion interfere with certain activities on your computer. This guide will show you how to temporarily disable ESET for these occasions.

  1. Locate the ESET icon in your system tray.
    Windows System Tray ESET Icon
  2. Right click on the ESET icon and select Open ESET.
    ESET Icon Program Options
  3. Click Setup on the left.
    ESET Program Menu, Setup
  4. Click on the Enabled link for Real-time file system protection.
    ESET Secup, Real-time Protection Status
  5. Click on the drop down arrow for Time Interval and select a time period such as Until next restart.
    ESET Temporarily Disable Protection Timing
  6. Click on OK, then close the ESET window.
    ESET Temporarily Disable Protection, OK
  7. ESET is now disabled for the selected time period, allowing you to continue with your desired activity.