Can you customize what "Potentially Unwanted Applications" blocks?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by enotsIT, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. enotsIT

    enotsIT Registered Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Eugene, OR USA
    On our network I am wondering if I can use ESET's "Potentially Unwanted Applications" to block specific applications?

    A second and related question, is there anyway to find out what is on the list of potentially unwanted applications?
  2. TyeF

    TyeF Former Eset Moderator

    Feb 19, 2010
    Potentially unwanted applications is the term used to describe software which may not be intentionally malicious (i.e., usually displays a license agreement prior to installation, is installed only with the consent of the user, and can be easily and completely uninstalled) but may nevertheless affect the performance and reliability of the system. These applications may also send details about your computer use to third parties. Additionally, you are able to decide what actions should be taken upon detection of a potentially unwanted application (i.e., Disconnect; No Action). There is no specific list available of potentially unwanted applications.

    You can exclude certain files or folders from real-time scanning.
    See the following ESET knowledgebase article:
    How do I exclude certain files or folders from Real-time scanning?

    Using ESET Smart Security (not available with ESET NOD32), you can an application-based firewall rule. See ESET knowledgebase article:

    How do I create an application-based firewall rule?
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