Automatic Scan at Startup

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by crutter, Aug 26, 2009.

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  1. crutter

    crutter Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I've recently installed NOD32 AV throughout my company and so far so good. One issue I've got is that everytime a user reboots their pc, NOD32 is perfoming a scan at startup. I've removed all the scheduled tasks, except for the auto updates and a weekly scan.

    I can't seem to find where this scan is being scheduled from

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. WayneP

    WayneP Support Specialist

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    Hello crutter,

    The startup scan only take a few seconds to run and should not cause too much of a slow down. However, disabling it from the scheduler should keep it from running at startup. Did you disable it from the workstation or through Remote Administrator?
     
  3. Marcos

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    I wouldn't recommend disabling automatic startup scans as they provide another layer of protection and may discover threats if other modules fail to for whatever reason.
     
  4. crutter

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    I've disabled it through Remote Admin.

    The only reason I have disabled it is because each morning every pc is perfoming a scan and does slow things down a bit.

    It's still doing it since I've removed the scheduled task, so I'm not sure where I need to look next.

    The scan it is running seems to take between 20-60 mins, depending on the machine and is doing a memory, boot sector and hard drive scan. The type says locally scheduled and on-demand scanner. Possibly I've included too many things in the start-up scan config.
     
  5. Marcos

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    You're confisuning startup scans with on-demands scans scheduled to run at startup. You should leave only the default startup scan tasks enabled and re-schedule to run on-demand scans, let's say, once per week at the time when the computers are idle. Running a full system scan at each computer startup is a bit of overkill IMHO.
     
  6. crutter

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    I totally agree. I've set the scan to run on a friday afternoon. It's just all pc's seem to be doing a complete scan at startup.

    Maybe I have messed up the default scanning options of the startup, file or kernel scanner. I'm now looking for the a default config file to compare with
     
  7. PaulB2005

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    I don't know. On my PC the Automatic startup file check (and i do mean the Automatic startup file check as i have NO scheduled scans) can take a couple of minutes and does delay things a bit. This occurs on every startup.

    Also been to a client of mine and his Automatic startup file check is even longer and can go on for 4-5 minutes totally hogging the PC. His spec is AMD 64 X2 3800+, 1 GB RAM and Vista Home Premium.
     
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