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ESET is a Slovakian company formed in 1992 and has its headquarters in Bratislava and specializes in antivirus software with spyware and malware protection.

ESET SysInspector

/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

Increase License Numbers



Online Cleaner

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.

Etcher USB Burner (for ISO or IMG files)

Latest Version

ISO File

Live CD / USB Creator

PDF Manual

Web Page


Allow macOS system integration to complete install

Virtual Appliance Upgrade

Components Upgrade

ESET Uninstaller

Using the ESET Uninstaller Tool

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


Deploy ESET Management Agent



Security Management Center Components Upgrade

Unblock a Safe Web Site

ESET Remote Administrator (5.x 6.x)

Backup ERA

Upgrade ERA

Upgrade to latest ESMC 7.x

Component Upgrade Task

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:

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)

Thanks -

Thanks -

Allow ICMP Pings To ESET ERA Virtual Appiance

Edit the following file...

nano /root/

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 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.



ERA Agent

The agent software allows the server to communicate and control the client.


Windows 64-bit

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.


Licence Username: EAV-xxxxxxxxxx
Password: xxxxxxxxxx


Public LicenseKey: 12A-BCD-E3F
Admin Password: ABC1deFGhi

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

Installation guide.

ESET Endpoint Security 6


ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6


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:

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.

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.

  • 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

ESET NOD32 Business Edition for Linux

Download - ESET NOD32 Business Edition for Linux 64-bit v4.0.90

ESET Business Edition for Linux Desktop 32-bit v4.0.85 (does not crash Firefox)

ESET Business Edition for Linux Desktop 64-bit v4.0.85 (does not crash Firefox)

ESET Business Edition for Linux Desktop 32-bit v4.0.87 LATEST (crashes all web browsers)

ESET Business Edition for Linux Desktop 64-bit v4.0.87 LATEST (crashes all web browsers)

ESET Business Edition for Linux Desktop PDF User Guide

After downloading the installer you will need to first set it as executable then run it:



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.

ESET NOD32 Linux AV Setup 001.jpg

ESET NOD32 Linux AV Setup 002.jpg

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.

ESET NOD32 Linux AV Setup 003.jpg

You should end up with the required username on the right hand side of the screen.

ESET NOD32 Linux AV Setup 004.jpg

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 '', the fix for which is listed below.

FIX: ERROR: object '' from /etc/ cannot be preloaded: ignored

sudo nano -w /etc/

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:

sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_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.

Method A

Open a new Terminal window.

sudo cd /lib/systemd/system
nano -w eset.service

Add the following content to the file:

Description=ESET Scanner Daemon

ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID


Save and close the file.

Start the newly created "eset" service:

sudo systemctl start eset

Start ESET NOD32 Antivirus from your Desktop environment.

Method B

Alternatively, you can start and configure the ESET services and GUI from the Terminal:

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

Excluding Folders

For Time Machine, make sure you have excluded the Backups.backupdb folder on your backup destination

eg. /Volumes/Synology_DS216play/Backups.backupdb/*.*

ESET Forum

Excluding Programmes

Time Machine

Disable Logging


sudo "/Applications/ESET Remote Administrator"
sudo reboot

Log Files

/Applications/ESET Cyber
/Applications/ESET Cyber Security


ESET Mobile Security


Report a Phishing Page

Report a Virus

Virus Radar Encyclopedia

Exclude a safe website from being blocked

Sage Accounts

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