Permissions Settings

  • November 18, 2022
  • 2 min read

If your system has multiple Windows user accounts you may wish to prevent individual users from changing the program’s configuration options. In a business environment, system administrators may also want to prevent local administrators from changing these settings.

The Permissions section allows you do this by configuring the default level of access on a user group level, as well as providing the option to customize permissions for individual user accounts.

Use the Set password button to create the Administrator password. Please note this is specifically for Emsisoft Anti-Malware, and should not be confused with a Windows administrator password; these are separate things. Once the Administrator password has been set, attempts to use any functions that aren’t allowed will be met with a prompt informing the user that this feature has been restricted by their administrator.

Administrators are able to temporarily overwrite any restrictions for the logged on user [until program close] or [until computer restart] by entering the Master key at the prompt. While temporary privileges are in effect, a gold star is displayed over the Emsisoft shield icon as a visual reminder.

At group level, the following levels of access can be set separately for Members of the Administrator’s group and All other users:

Unchecking Hide users with default permissions populates the table below with a list of individual user accounts that are present on the system. Selecting a user account from the list allows you to adjust its permission level between [No access], [Read-only access], [Basic access] or [Full access]. There is also the option to reset the account to the default settings for its group level.

To prevent administrators from locking themselves out by restricting access, the permissions for [No access], [Read-only access] and [Basic access] will only become active after the Administrator password has been set.

The button Go to MyEmsisoft is used to visit MyEmsisoft where it is possible to view and make adjustments to licenses, seats for those licenses, and the machines that use them. An account can be made there using the “Sign up” tab if you don’t have one yet, and the “Forgot your password” link is useful if you have an account but cannot log into it. 

The button Connect with Enterprise Console is useful for those who have many computers and have opted to maintain their network of computers using Emsisoft Enterprise Console.

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