How to change Parental Controls in ESET Smart Security Version 9

Description: This article will show how to change parental controls in ESET Smart Security Version 9.

  1. Look for the ESET software icon typically found in the lower right corner of the desktop screen - it may be found in the hidden icons.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon
  2. Choose the ESET icon to open the program.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon, ESET Program Icon
  3. The ESET home screen will open. Choose Setup.
    ESET Program Menu, Setup
  4. Choose Parental Control to enable it.
    ESET Setup, Parental Control
  5. Once enabled, select the arrow to view more settings.
    ESET Parental Control, More Settings
  6. The parental control screen will show a list of accounts which will be considered either parent or child accounts.
    ESET Parental Control, Identify Accounts
  7. To protect settings with a password, choose where it says Protect all settings with a password.
    ESET Parental Control, Toggle Settings
  8. A setup password box will appear. Enter a password and confirm it. Then select OK.
    ESET Parental Control, Password Setup
  9. On the main screen, choose Allowed and prohibited content to adjust settings.
    ESET Parental Control, Allowed Content
  10. The setup account screen will allow for a username to be assigned, whether or not this specified account is a parent account or child account.
    ESET Parental Control Setup, OK
  11. The exceptions tab will allow for sites to be added or removed as allowed or blocked for the specific user.
    ESET Parental Control, Exceptions
  12. Choosing Add exception will prompt for an action to take for the specific website.
    ESET Parental Control Exception, Toggle On Off
  13. The categories tab on setup account will allow for age ranges to be assigned to each child and parameters can be setup for each age range here.
    ESET Parental Control Age Categories