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Issue

Follow the instructions in both sections to configure the ESET firewall to function like a new installation.

Solution

Revert firewall settings to defaults

Back up your firewall settings

If you have created custom rules or exceptions that allow applications or external devices to run without being blocked by the ESET firewall, we recommend that you record them before restoring default settings. Restoring default settings will delete these rules and exceptions.

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.
  2. Press the F5 key to access Advanced setup.
  3. Click Network Protection → Firewall and then click the default () icon for the section settings you want to revert (Basic in this example).
  4. Click Revert to default.

Revert each section separately

The settings in each section have to be reverted separately. Repeat the steps for each section you need to revert to the default settings.

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View built-in (predefined) rules in ESET firewall

  1. Open the main program window of your ESET Windows product.
  2. Press the F5 key to access Advanced setup.
  3. Click Network Protection → Firewall → Advanced.
  4. Click Edit next to Rules.
  5. Select the check box next to Show built in (predefined) rules at the bottom of the Firewall rules window.
Discover More help  Firewall profiles (ESET)

Remove firewall rules manually

  1. Make sure that you can view hidden files and folders.
  2. Start Windows in Safe Mode.
  3. Navigate to the appropriate directory for your operating system as shown below:
    • C:\ProgramData\ESET\ESET Security
  4. Delete the following files to permanently remove all firewall rules:
    • epfwdata.bin
    • EpfwTemp.dat
    • EpfwUser.dat

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