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How to change Network Protection in ESET Smart Security Version 9

Description: This article will show how to change how new networks the computer connects to will be identified by ESET Smart Security.

  1. Locate the ESET icon typically found in the lower right corner of the desktop screen - it may be found in the hidden icons here.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon
  2. Select the ESET icon to open the program.
    Windows System Tray Hidden Programs Icon, ESET Program Icon
  3. ESET’s home screen will open. Press the F5 key on the keyboard to enter advanced setup.
    ESET Program Menu, Tools
  4. Select Personal Firewall from the left.
    ESET Tools, Personal Firewall
  5. Under Known Networks, select the option for Do not ask for protection of new networks. Automatically mark new networks as public. When unchecked, it will ask about each new network the system will join. If checked, every future network that the computer connects to, ESET will assume it is a public network.
    ESET Personal Firewall Settings Toggle Off
    ESET Personal Firewall Settings Toggle On
  6. Select OK to save any changes.
    Save Changes, OK