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How to temporarily disable Protection in ESET Version 9

Description: This article will show how to temporarily pause or disable active protection in ESET Version 9.

  1. The option to temporarily pause or disable active protection for ESET Version 9 is 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, right click on the ESET icon to get a list of options.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon, ESET Program Icon
  3. From the list that appears, choose Pause Protection.
    ESET Program Options, Pause Protection
  4. A new window will open showing Pause protection at the top. Here there will be a box showing Time interval - by default it will be set to 10 minutes.
    ESET Pause Protection, Time Interval
  5. Choose the drop down to show more time options: 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours and until reboot. Once an option is selected, choose OK.
    ESET Pause Protection, Time Interval
  6. To verify protection has been disabled, right click on the ESET icon again and it will say either Security alert or Not protected. To re-enable before prior to the time specified, choose Enable protection.
    ESET Pause Protection, Confirmation