How to change Windows Update Notifications in ESET Version 9

Description: This article will show how to configure ESET Version 9 to either enable or disable the program notifying you about pending Windows Updates.

  1. The settings for ESET’s Windows Update notifications are found in the program directly. To open ESET, it is typically found on the taskbar in hidden icons. To show these icons, click on the arrow / triangle at the bottom right of the screen.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon
  2. Once the window expands, choose the ESET icon to open the program.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon, ESET Program Icon
  3. Once the program is open, it will load to the home screen. Press F5 (function key) to open up the Advanced Setup.
    ESET Program Home Screen
  4. Once Advanced Setup is open, choose Tools from the list on the left.
    ESET Advanced Setup, Tools
  5. On the right, choose the Plus sign next to where it says Microsoft Windows Update.
    ESET Advanced Setup Tools, Windows Update Setting
  6. A new option will be shown here saying Notify about Microsoft Windows system updates. There will be a drop down menu to change the setting here. By default, it will say Critical updates. Click on the box to select another setting.
    ESET Advanced Setup Tools, Windows Update Setting Choices
  7. On the drop down list, there are five options:
    • No updates
    • Optional updates
    • Recommended updates
    • Important updates
    • Critical updates

    ESET Advanced Setup Tools, Windows Update Setting Choices
  8. Select OK at the bottom to save any changes.
    Save Settings, OK