How to set Antivirus Exclusions for ESET Endpoint Antivirus on PC Running Windows 10

  1. Locate the icon for ESET Endpoint Antivirus in the bottom right corner of the screen. Then, right click and select ‘Pause Protection’. A small popup will show up; select ‘Pause until reboot’ click ‘Apply’.
  1. Go to and log in to access the installation files. Follow the instructions and complete the installation. DO NOT REBOOT THE COMPUTER UPON FINISHING THE INSTALLATION.
  1. Right click the ESET Endpoint Antivirus icon again and select ‘Open ESET Endpoint Antivirus 7’ to open the main menu. On the left hand side of the window should  be a menu with different options. Select the tab titled ‘Setup’. After selecting this menu, locate the row titled ‘Real-time file system protection’ and click on the gear at the end of the row. This should open a drop down menu; select ‘Edit Exclusions’.
  1. In the Exclusions menu, click on ‘Add’ in the bottom left corner. A window will pop up asking what type of exclusion and what path to exclude. For type, select ‘Exclude path’; for path, click on the three ellipses at the end of the empty box. You need locate and exclude the installation folder path, which can be found under 'Account Settings' in the InterGuard web interface. For this example, our installation folder is located in 'C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dmktc'. Click ‘OK’ and then ‘Save’. This will exclude the file while allowing your antivirus to protect you.

  1. Reboot the computer to complete the installation.

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