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How to password protect ESET Version 9

Description: This article will show how to password protect ESET Version 9 so settings cannot be changed freely.

  1. Open the ESET software from the lower right corner of the desktop screen. If you don't see it at first, it may need to be found by expanding the hidden icons.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon
  2. Click once on the ESET icon to open the program.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon, ESET Program Icon
  3. The ESET home screen will open. Choose the F5 function key on the keyboard to open Advanced Setup.
    ESET Home Screen
  4. Select User Interface from the options on the left.
    ESET Advanced Setup, User Interface
  5. Select the + next to Access Setup then click on the X to the right of Password protect settings.
    ESET User Interface, Access Setup, Toggle Settings
  6. A Password setup window will appear. Type in a password and then confirm it.
    ESET Enter Password
  7. Once this is set up a check mark will display.
    Settings Confirmed