What is HIPS (Host-based Intrusion Prevention System) in ESET Smart Security/NOD32 Antivirus?KB Solution ID: SOLN2950|Last Revised: April 09, 2014
ESET's Host-based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) is included in ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security 5 and newer versions. HIPS monitors system activity and uses a pre-defined set of rules to recognize suspicious system behavior. When this type of activity is identified, the HIPS self-defense mechanism stops the offending program or process from carrying out potentially harmful activity.
To ensure that HIPS is enabled on your system, follow the step-by-step instructions below:
- Open ESET Smart Security or ESET NOD32 Antivirus. How do I open my ESET product?
- Click Setup in the main program window. In the Computer section of the Setup module, make sure that you see Enabled next to HIPS (see Figure 1-1). If HIPS has been disabled on your system, click here for instructions on how to re-enable HIPS
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