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How to configure Botnet Protection in ESET Smart Security Version 9

Description: This article will show how to enable or disable botnet protection in ESET Smart Security Version 9.

  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. The ESET home screen will open. Choose Setup.
    ESET Home Screen, Setup
  4. Select Network protection from the options on the right.
    ESET Setup, Network Protection
  5. Toggle the slider for Botnet protection to enable or disable it.
    ESET Botnet Protection, Toggle On Off
  6. If disabling, you can choose 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 4 hours, until reboot, or permanently. If necessary, select Apply to save any changes.
    ESET Botnet Protection, Timeframe, Apply