How to disable ESET NOD32 antivirus temporarily

Disable protection in ESET windows home products

In this tutorial, we explain how to disable the ESET NOD32 antivirus temporarily. The need to want to disable the antivirus temporarily arises because sometimes we want to run files that the antivirus detects as viruses or sometimes just obstructs us in something we want to do on our computer. The solution to not having to uninstall the antivirus is only to disable it temporarily.

You can do this by right-clicking on the ESET NOD32 Antivirus icon that appears on the right side of the taskbar and then clicking where it says “Stop protection“.

Disable protection in ESET windows home productsThen you will see a window in which you can choose the time for which you wish to have it disabled.

Disable protection in ESET windows home productsThe problem of doing so in this way is that some important features are disabled and general problems can change Windows 10 language.

For the reason explained above it is best to do it with the other method that we explain below.

Disable real-time protection of ESET NOD32

Turning off real-time protection would make it possible to run the file you want without any problems and you would not be deactivating the antivirus completely.

  • To do that opens the antivirus.
  • On the left side click where it says settings.
  • And the options that appear in the middle part click where it says “Computer Protection“.

Disable protection in ESET windows home productsIt will show some options for antivirus features. Click on “Real-time file system protection” and then you’ll get a warning on the front.

Disable protection in ESET windows home productsThere choose the time by which you want to keep the protection in real time disabled and click where it says “Apply” to make the changes.

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It is important that you have it deactivated for the shortest possible time to reduce the risk of exposing you to security problems.

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