How to password protect ESET Version 8

Description: This guide will show you how to password protect the settings of ESET Version 8. This guide applies to both ESET NOD32 Antivirus Version 8 and ESET Smart Security Version 8. ESET Version 8 has many options that can be password protected to only allow changes with administrative privileges. This guide will show you how to manage those settings.

  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. Press the F5 function key to open the Advanced setup window. Select Access setup under the User interface branch.
    ESET Advanced Setup
  4. Put a check in the Password protect settings box and then click the Set password button.
    ESET Password Protection Settings
  5. Enter the New password that you want to use, and then enter it again in the Confirm new password box.
    ESET Password Entry and Verification
  6. A message will appear confirming that your Settings are password protected.
    ESET Password Protection Settings
  7. Your settings are now password protected and you can exit the ESET program.