How To Configure ESET On Windows 10 & Enable HIPS

Any new version of Windows is bound to be secure in the initial phases of its releases, since Microsoft takes special care to safeguard the OS against known threats. This is why you might not think installing an antivirus on Windows 10 is too important. We covered the method to disable Windows Defender just for this reason. Having said that, it’s never a good idea to keep your computer completely unprotected. Also, if you are planning to use Windows 10 on your primary computer, having an antivirus configured on it is a good idea. ESET is a reliable antivirus and doesn’t slow your system down in general. If you are an existing user, you might already know that it’s not too simple to configure ESET on Windows 10. HIPS isn’t enabled by default and you might see some unwarranted notifications and warnings as well. Read on and see how you can fix any Windows 10-specific issues for ESET.

The antivirus company has released an update for ESET on Windows 10, which should fix any lingering activation / configuration issues for users. However, you must enable pre-release updates for ESET on Windows 10 to enable HIPS. Here is how this can be done.

ESET on Windows 10 Troubleshooting

  1. Locate the ESET icon at the bottom-right of your screen and double-click it. This will take you to the main control panel of the application.
  2. Press F5 once you have opened the main panel.
  3. Click on the ‘Update’ entry in the left-hand settings list.
  4. Under the ‘Update settings’ section, change the current selection to ‘pre-release update’.
  5. Click the ‘OK’ button at the bottom of the menu. You will be asked to log in from your admin account, if you are using the software as a guest.
  6. The computer needs to be rebooted at this point.
  7. When the system is back on, reopen ESET on Windows 10.
  8. Go to the Update tab from the left panel.
  9. Hit the ‘Update Now’ button and wait for ESET to finish upgrading.

Of course, if you want to switch back to normal mode later on, it is possible to revert by repeating the first 4 steps and choosing the first option.

If the above method is applied correctly, you should be able to use ESET on Windows 10 no different from the way it works on Windows 7.


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