How do I block or allow a website using ESET Remote Administrator? (5.x)

KB Solution ID: SOLN3055|Last Revised: July 15, 2014

Issue

 

Solution

There are two methods to add, edit or delete Web control rules using ESET Remote Administrator. Click your preferred method below to jump to step-by-step instructions:

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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Method I: Using Policy Manager

Add a Web control rule using Policy Manager

  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 would like 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 in the Web Control Rules Editor window.

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  8. 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.
     
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Click OK to exit the Web Control Rules Editor.

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  12. 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.


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 Edit or delete a Web control rule using Policy Manager

  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. Select the server policy you would like to modify and click Edit.

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

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  6. Select a rule. To edit the rule click Edit, make your desired changes in the Rule Editor window and click OK. To delete the rule click Delete.

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  7. Click OK in the Web Control Rules Editor window, click Console and then click OK in the Policy Manager window to save your changes. The modifications you made to this Web control rule will be applied to client workstations assigned to this policy.

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Method II: Using a Configuration task

Add a Web control rule using a Configuration task

  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. Select the clients that you wish to create a Web control rule for and click File  New Task.
     
  4. Select Configuration and click OK in the New Task window.

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  5. Click Create in the Configuration For Clients window.

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

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  8. Click Add in the Web Control Rules Editor window.

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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 8, then type the web address that you would like blocked (or allowed) into the URL field. If you selected Category-based Action in step 8, 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  Console to save your changes.
     
  13. Click Next in the Configuration For Clients window.
     
  14. Expand All Clients, select the clients you wish to apply this configuration task to and click >> to add them to the Selected items list. Click Next when you are finished.

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  15. Click Finish. Once the client workstations (that you selected in Step 13) pick up this configuration task, the Web control rule you added will be applied.

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Edit or delete a Web control rule using a Configuration task

  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. Select the clients you wish to create a Web control rule for and click File  New Task .
     
  4. Select Configuration and click OK in the New Task window.

    Figure 2-8

  5. Click Create in the Configuration For Clients window.

    Figure 2-9

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

    Figure 2-10

  8. Select a rule. To edit the rule click Edit, make your desired changes in the Rule Editor window and click OK. To delete the rule click Delete.

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  9. Click Console to save your changes.
     
  10. Click Next in the Configuration For Clients window.
     
  11. Expand All Clients, select the clients you wish to apply this configuration task to and click >> to add them. Click Next when you are finished.

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  12. Click Finish. Once the client workstations (that you selected in Step 10) pick up this configuration task, the changes that you made to the Web control rule will be applied.

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