minimum settings or just turn it off?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by matt8911, Mar 25, 2012.

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  1. matt8911

    matt8911 Registered Member

    Hi all, I am concerned about the vast settings that are contained in NOD32.
    I am a gamer and need to reduce the impact on my system during gameplay.
    I also do hardware testing and need to know an easy way to turn off NOD32 or which settings to turn off while hardware testing with P95(stress tester). I am aware there are some behavior detecting aspects in this AV so which to turn off please for P95 and linX plus others.
    IE8 browser problems are also a concern now, one site there is grey area where I post words and now I cannot write on some forums. Is this related to NOD32 v5?
  2. VXB

    VXB Registered Member

    Let me know if you find the ON/OFF switch on this thing. I used to do that for the past 20 years. I like to turn real time protection ON/OFF as I see fit.

    I hopped from 2.7 to 5 and somewhere in the middle someone at ESET thought it was a good idea to remove the ON/OFF switch :thumbd: . Even when you disable all features (which is a pain to do) the NOD32 service is very active and keeps polling the drive all the time. The only semi clean way I found to shut this thing up is to disable the service and reboot. Otherwise, unless you hack the rights to it, once launched, you will not be able to kill it.

    Good luck
  3. matt8911

    matt8911 Registered Member

    right click on the tray Icon is what I found recently, it has a time limit as well. Thanks for the info on disabling the service. This seems a bit severe to completly disable the AV? Oh its polling your drive taking up resources..Very interesting indeed, thanks for your tips.
  4. SmackyTheFrog

    SmackyTheFrog Registered Member

    Just leave it alone. The product only scans new or modified files that have not been scanned since the latest definition update (that's the Smart Optimization feature). You'll get some CPU overhead during the initial load process of a game as it brings its resource files in to memory, but you're bottlenecked by disk bandwidth and not CPU so it doesn't matter. Gamer Mode in v5 disables the background tasks like update checks and smart scans after updates when you're running a full-screen application so you're not going to have anything bogging you down from that.

    As for Prime95 and other benchmarking, you can put the GUI display in to "Advanced Mode" and then disable real-time file protection and web acess protection modules which will stop inspection and prevent those from consuming any CPU as well as temporarily disabling the update scheduled task. But if your system has internet access there is going to be other background services (Windows Update immediately comes to mind, but there are other) doing outward polling that will consume small amounts of CPU, disk IOPS, memory, and network bandwidth which would be detrimental to benchmarking. You're much better off just disabling your network interface when that is happening to cut out all those other variables.
  5. SmackyTheFrog

    SmackyTheFrog Registered Member

    This is not true and mucking around with the service can cause problems. Yes, your disk IO and network traffic will be routed through the service when it is running but if you disable scanning on the modules through the GUI it is not inspecting traffic and incurring overhead.
  6. desertjon

    desertjon Registered Member

    why does eset tell you theyre not responsible for any damage to your pc during the trial?..I will not download it after reading that statement
  7. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account


    Standard legal boilerplate, as far as I know.


    Aryeh Goretsky

  8. Guovssohas

    Guovssohas Registered Member

    I'm also a gamer and i've never turned eset off while gaming, never had any issues.

    Even when i only had a weak laptop i never turned it off when gaming.

    Imo there's no reason as it doesn't affect performance in any way.
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