How do I block or allow a website on client workstations? (5.x)

KB Solution ID: SOLN3055|Last Revised: August 11, 2014

Issue

  • Add, edit or delete Web control rules on client workstations from the ESET Remote Administrator Console, or on an individual client workstation

Details

Web control is used primarily for regulating the web content that can be accessed by client workstations in a company network.

Solution

If you do not use ESET Remote Administrator to manage your network

Perform these steps on individual client workstations.

Add / Edit Web control rules using Policy Manager in ESET Remote Administrator

  1. Open the ESET Remote Administrator Console (ERAC) by clicking Start All Programs ESET  ESET Remote Administrator Console ESET Remote Administrator Console.
     
  2. Open the ESET Configuration Editor and ensure that Web control is enabled on your client workstations. Expand Windows desktop v5 Web Control  Settings and verify that you see "Yes" next to System integration. If Web control is enabled, proceed to step 3.
     
  3. Click Tools Policy Manager.
     
  4. Select the server policy you want to modify and click Edit.

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  5. Expand Windows desktop v5 Web Control  Settings.
     
  6. Select Rules: See dialog and click Edit.

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  7. Click Add.

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  8. For sites that use secure (https/ssl) protocol

    If you are creating a rule that applies to sites that use secure protocol such as https, make sure that ESET Smart Security is configured to scan all SSL protocol. To do so, expand Windows Desktop v5 Personal firewall Settings SSL  SSL Protocol checking and select Always scan SSL protocol from the Value drop-down menu. This applies for both methods shown below.

     

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  9. In the Rule Editor window, type a name for your rule in the Name field, select the rule type from the Type drop-down menu and select Allow or Block from the Action drop-down menu.
     
  10. If you selected URL-based Action in step 6, then type the web address that you would like blocked (or allowed) into the URL field. If you selected Category-based Action in step 6, then select the category you would like blocked (or allowed) from the Category drop-down menu.

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  11. Click Add and enter the object name(s) you would like this rule applied to (delimit multiple entries with a semicolon). Click OK to save your changes.

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  12. Click OK to exit the Web Control Rules Editor.

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  13. Cick Console to save your changes and then click OK in the Policy Manager window. The Web control rules you added will be applied to client workstations assigned to this policy.

Edit or delete a rule

To edit or delete a rule, repeat steps 1-6 above. Select the rule you want to modify. To edit the rule click Edit, make your desired changes in the Rule Editor window and click OK. To delete the rule click Delete. Click OK, then OK again to save your changes.

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Add / Edit Web control rules on an individual client workstation

Enable Web control

Before proceeding, ensure that Web control is enabled on your workstation:

  1. Open the main program window by double-clicking the ESET icon  in your Windows notification area or by clicking Start All Programs ESET ESET Endpoint Security.
     
  2. Press the F5 key on your keyboard to enter the Advanced setup tree.
     
  3. Expand Web and email, click Web control and then select the check box next to Integrate into system.
  1. In the Advanced setup tree, expand Web and email and click Web control Configure rules.

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  2. Click Add in the Web Control Rules Editor.

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  3. For sites that use secure (https/ssl) protocol

    If you have created a rule that applies to sites that use secure protocol such as https, make sure that ESET Smart Security is configured to scan all SSL protocol. To do so, press F5 to enter Advanced setup, expand Web and email Protocol filtering SSL, select Always scan SSL protocol and then click OK.

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  4. In the Rule Editor window, type a name for your rule in the Name field, select the rule type from the Type drop-down menu and select Allow or Block from the Action drop-down menu.
     
  5. If you select URL-based Action in step 3, then type the web address that you would like blocked (or allowed) into the URL field. If you select Category-based Action in step 3, then select the category you would like blocked (or allowed) from the Category drop-down menu.

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  6. Click Add and enter the object name(s) you would like this rule applied to (delimit multiple entries with a semicolon). Click OK to save your changes.

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  7. Verify that all the information in the Rule Editor window is correct and click OK to save your rule. Click OK in the Web Control Rules Editor window to save your changes.

Edit or delete a rule

To edit or delete a rule, repeat step 1. Select the rule you want to modify. To edit the rule click Edit, make your desired changes in the Web Control Rules Editor window and click OK. To delete the rule click Delete. Click OK, then OK again to save your changes.

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