ESET Anti-virus for Mac - "Your computer is not protected" Error

Issue/Question

  • After upgrading to macOS Big Sur, ESET anti-virus displays this error message: "Your computer is not protected: System extension required for Web and Email Protection was not started because of error. Try to restart macOS or reinstall the product."  

Environment

  • Oregon State University
  • MacOS Big Sur
  • ESET anti-virus

Resolution

Install with Web and Email Protection Enabled

When installing ESET, make sure to enable the web and email protection options.

If the issue still occurs, see this knowledge base article from ESET: https://support.eset.com/en/kb7698-web-and-email-protection-did-not-start-in-eset-products-for-mac-on-macos-big-sur

 

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.

Details

Article ID: 120914
Created
Fri 11/20/20 4:09 PM
Modified
Fri 11/20/20 4:32 PM

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