ESET is a Slovakian company formed in 1992 and has its headquarters in Bratislava and specializes in antivirus software with spyware and malware protection.
sysinspector.exe /gen (generate report directly from command line without running graphic user interface) /privacy (generate report with excluded sensitive information) /zip (a report is stored in a compressed file) /help (display information about usage of command line parameters)
ESET License Administrator
ESET SysRescue Live
ESET SysRescue Live uses GNU Linux OS to run from either an optical disk or USB drive. It is based on the LXDE desktop session environment making it lightweight and fast. The package system APT (Debian package management utility) allows you to install potentially useful packages, for example applications or drivers.
If you are an experienced Linux administrator, you can use LXTerminal console to perform the necessary operations under root privileges (you must enter sudo before each console command), such as fsck for file-system check, cfdisk (console version), or
GParted (graphic user interface version) to open the partition manager.
To access the Internet, use the integrated Chromium web browser by clicking system menu Browser.
ESET PROTECT (8.x)
ESET Security Management Center (7.x)
Help > Update product
Export the Certificates, then...
mysqldump --host localhost --disable-keys --extended-insert --routines -u root -p era_db > mysqldump-era_db_2021-01-11.sql
ESET Remote Administrator (5.x 6.x)
Configure ESET Remote Administrator to automatically deploy ESET endpoint products to unprotected computers
FIX: Error: "Login Failed, Connection has failed with the state of 'Not connected'"
This will happen because the Java version has been upgraded and the ERAServer does not know.
The fix is here: https://support.eset.com/kb6760/
Allow Remote Clients To Connect To ERA
Generate Custom Paid For SSL Certificate
Block USB External Storage Disk Drives
ERA > Admin > Policies > New Policy > 'Block USB Drives' > Endpoint for Windows > Device Control > Integrate into system > Rules > Disk Storage > Block > OK > Save
Configure an ESET endpoint product to function as a Mirror server
Clear Resolved Threats
Install 3rd Party Software
You may also use "Software installation task" but provided package must be .msi and must support quiet (non-interactive) installation.
Admin > Client Tasks > Software Install > New Task > msiexec /i /q xxxxxxxxx.msi
Admin > Client Tasks > Run Command > New Task > setup.exe /switches
Manually Add IP Address Of Computer
ESET ERA VA Virtual Appliance Download
ESET ERA Migration Guide
ESET ERA Migration Tool
HOWTO: Update ESET ERA Virtual Appliance Centos System
su - root yum update (answer yes) reboot
Allow ICMP Pings To ESET ERA Virtual Appiance
Edit the following file...
Add the following lines to the bottom of the file...
iptables -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j ACCEPT iptables6 -A INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-request -j ACCEPT iptables -A OUTPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j ACCEPT iptables6 -A OUTPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j ACCEPT
Save the file, and reboot...
Reset Lost/Forgotten Password For ERA Virtual Appliance
Q: How do I recover a Forgotten password for ERA Virtual Appliance:
A: First, boot your ERA VA in a Single-User Mode, for instructions, see http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/grub-boot-into-single-user-mode/. Once you are in the shell in Single-User Mode, you can change your root password using the passwd command. To recover your password for ERA Web Console, see the contents of the following file /etc/opt/eset/RemoteAdministrator/Server/StartupConfiguration.ini
Thanks to ESET.
The agent software allows the server to communicate and control the client.
Installing Agent Via GPO
Licensing v5 vs. v6
ESET Remote Administrator 6 requires the new style of license keys, to convert your old style codes click here.
Reset Lost Login Password
Version 6 For Linux
An installer for Linux is not available, however ESET instead provide a virtual machine image instead.
There are three different options available:
Version 6 For Windows
ESET Endpoint Security 6
32-bit: http://www.eset.com/int/download/thank-you-business-v6/file/12592/ 64-bit: http://www.eset.com/int/download/thank-you-business-v6/file/12627/
ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6
32-bit: http://www.eset.com/int/download/thank-you-business-v6/file/12518/ 64-bit: http://www.eset.com/int/download/thank-you-business-v6/file/12553/
Version 6 - What's New
Windows Folders To Exclude From Scanning
This may help with Windows Update Issues.
The above contains the Windows Update or Automatic Update database.
The transaction log files
Certain files in the %windir%\security path should be added to the exclusions list:
Edb*.log Res1.log. # The file is named Edbres00001.jrs for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. Res2.log. # The file is named Edbres00002.jrs for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. *.edb *.sdb *.log *.chk
Thanks to The Windows Club.
Uninstallers For Other Manufacturers' Products
To ensure the uninstallation of other manufacturers antivirus programmes ESET provides a page with links.
ESET Undetected By The Windows Security Center
- Non-Windows 8 users: Click Start All Programs Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
- Windows 8 users: Press the Windows key + Q to open an app search and type cmd into the Search field. Right-click the cmd application when it appears in results and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
COMMAND PROMPT NET STOP WINMGMT /Y REN %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\WBEM\REPOSITORY REP.OLD
- Restart the system. Windows should start normally, but you may be prompted to restart the system once more to complete the changes caused by resetting the core repository. You may also need to restart once more if Windows Security Center still does not detect your ESET product.
Thanks to ESET
From ESET's website:
The Linux distributions supported by ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 for Linux Desktop are as follows: Red Hat, Mandriva, SUSE, Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora (32-bit). Installing on other Linux distributions may require the administrator to perform additional tasks due to the large variety of Linux distributions. These tasks may include the installation of missing packages or init script modification.
Thanks to ESET.
Desktop Client Installation
After downloading the installer you will need to first set it as executable then run it:
Terminal:~$ chmod +x YOUR_FILENAME_HERE sudo ./YOUR_FILENAME_HERE
NOTE: You must follow the steps below to undertake a custom installation and add yourself (the profile that you are using) or others; if want to be able to have access to the full range of options in the ESET NOD32 Linux GUI.
The user you are logged in as should show on in the left hand side of the screen (blurred out in this case), if you want add other users tick the 'Show all users' box at the bottom of the screen.
You should end up with the required username on the right hand side of the screen.
Once the installation has completed the system will require rebooting, but this can be delayed.
If you encounter the following error message on reboot (which should not affect the actual reboot itself) or see it in the terminal 'ld.so:_object_.27libesets_pac.so.27_from_.2Fetc.2Fld.so.preload_cannot_be_preloaded:_ignored', the fix for which is listed below.
ld.so: object 'libesets_pac.so' from /etc/ld.so.preload cannot be preloaded: ignored
sudo nano -w /etc/ld.so.preload
Change to show:-
sudo nano -w /etc/rc.local
Before the final line in the file add the following line:
Then manually run the daemon:
Thanks to Ask Ubuntu
ESET Client Fails To Run On Systemd Based Computers
Currently ESET is not supported on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8.0 so after running the installer file undertake one of the following methods to ensure that the installation runs correctly.
Open a new Terminal window.
sudo cd /lib/systemd/system nano -w eset.service
Add the following content to the file:
[Unit] Description=ESET Scanner Daemon After=network.target [Service] ExecStart=/opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_daemon ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID KillMode=process PIDFile=/var/run/esets_daemon.pid Restart=always Type=forking [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Save and close the file.
Start the newly created "eset" service:
sudo systemctl start eset
Start ESET NOD32 Antivirus from your Desktop environment.
Alternatively, you can start and configure the ESET services and GUI from the Terminal:
/opt/eset/esets/bin/esets_gui sudo systemctl enable eset
Ensure the ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop is starting automatically after logging into the Desktop environment.
Thanks to ESET
Mac OS X
For Time Machine, make sure you have excluded the Backups.backupdb folder on your backup destination
sudo "/Applications/ESET Remote Administrator Agent.app/Contents/Scripts/Uninstall.command" sudo reboot
/Applications/ESET Cyber Security.app/Contents/var/log
/Applications/ESET Cyber Security Pro.app/Contents/var/log
Report a Phishing Page
Report a Virus
Virus Radar Encyclopedia
Exclude a safe website from being blocked
Disable Notification About Operating System Updates
Admin > Policies > New > Remote Administrator Agent - Operating System Updates > Advanced Settings > Report if operating system is not up-to-date > Finish
Computers > Linux Computers > localhost > Manage Policies > Add Policy > Remote Administrator Agent - Operating System Updates > Apply