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How to install Internet Information Services 7.5 on Windows 7 64-bit machine with ESET

Recently I had to install IIS (Internet Information Services) 7.5 on a Windows 7 64-bit machine which also had ESET antivirus / ESET Smart security installed.  This seemed like a straight forward job and assumed it would take a few minutes to complete. To install IIS on a Windows 7 machine follow the steps given below

  • Open Control Panel
  • Click on `Turn Windows Features on or off` link. This will display all the features available in the machine as shown below. You need to be logged in as an Administrator to be able to add or remove windows features
Windows 7 features

Windows 7 features

  • Click the checkbox with `Internet Information Services` next to it.
  • Finally click the OK button


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Temporarily disable start up scan on ESET security

ESET smart security or anti-virus program will automatically scan programs and memory at start-up. This is set by default and in most cases it is an essential part in protecting your computer. But it may come at a price as your system start-up may get bogged down due to this scanning process. There are many reasons for this happening, such as you may have conflicting programs set to run at start up or have limited amount of memory.

You cannot cancel the start-up scan once it has started in the background, but there is a solution to stop the start-up scan from running in the first place by disabling the scan. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to stop the scan process:


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Set-Up VMware Workstation Bridged Networking with ESET Smart Security 4 Firewall

Below are the steps to follow to get a network connection working with the VMware Host and ESET Smart Security 4 firewall, when Bridged Networking is set.

1. Open the main program window by clicking Start -> All Programs -> ESET -> ESET Smart Security.

2. Press the F5 key to open the Advanced Setup window.

3. From the Personal Firewall tree on the left, Click IDS and Advanced Options, and then select Allow communication for bridged connections from the Allowed Services tree.