How to make NOD32 memory resident?

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  1. Spanky

    Spanky Registered Member

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    When I first installed NOD32, I had another AV prgm installed. Since it said not to install the memory resident part with another AV prgm installed, I did not install the memory resident part of NOD32.

    Now I have uninstalled the other AV prgm, but I can't figure out how to make NOD32 my memory resident AV scanner.

    btw - what does NOD stand for?
     
  2. Finn McCool

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    Find your Eset folder, probably under C:\Programs.
    Find amon.exe.
    Double-click it.
    Click the setup button.
    Choose your settings.
    Under the security tab check automatic activation at system startup.

    E-mail setup is a little more complicated.
     
  3. LowWaterMark

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    Quote from Rod's Australian website:

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    NOD32's "ancestors" were born around the time the first computer viruses appeared. At that time an extremely popular TV series was being broadcast on Czechoslovak Television ... a series which was later translated into many other languages and became known in many other countries. The name of this TV series was "Nemocnica na Okraji Mesta" ... in English, "Hospital at the Edge of the City". The first viruses attacked disk boot sectors, which are located at the edge of a disk. An antivirus program could in a sense be considered a hospital ... "nemocnica" in the Slovak and Czech languages. We decided to name the newly created antivirus program “Nemocnica na Okraji Disku” ... which in English would read “Hospital at the Edge of the Disk”.
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  4. Spanky

    Spanky Registered Member

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    Thx for the replies. Excellent sppt.

    Discovered NOD here:
    http://radified.com/Articles/internet_security.htm
     
  5. FanJ

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    Hi Spanky,

    Off topic:
    The Ghost guidelines at that site are excellent !!!
     
  6. Spanky

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    Yeah, I've learned a few tricks there. Written in easy-to-understand language for dummies like me.

    But back to NOD.

    ? Can you/anyone tell me why the default setup does not include:

    * Runtime packers
    * Archives
    * Mail archives

    I would expect these to be the prime hiding places of viruses, no?

    Do you see anything wrong with including these in the scan? .. other than time and cpu usage?

    What is a runtime packer?
     
  7. mrtwolman

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    Well, NOD32 is optimised for speed. viruses in archives aren't dangerous before unpacking (and are besided picked by AMON at that time), same applies to mail archives.

    as for runtime packers, no idea...
     
  8. Finn McCool

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    From the manual:
    These are slightly different from zip and rar archives.

    Many don't check these files because they can't do anything until they are unzipped, and then amon will find them.
     
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    Thx so much. The quality of sppt here is impressive.

    How does the applaud/smite thing work? I've never seen that before.
     
  11. FanJ

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    Hi Spanky,

    When you have made 50 postings, you are automatically allowed to give another member a "+ karma" (or "- smite") appreciation, because for example you liked his/her posting very much (or not o_O).
    It's a feature that comes with the board-software.
     
  12. Spanky

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    Grazie
     
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