cant disable web access and email protection.

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  1. loser

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    ok i searched and didnt turn up anything.

    im running nod32 v3.0.669 or whatever.

    im trying to disable web access protection and email protection cause its murdering my firefox.

    so i tried disabling them but when i try to disable either, as soon as i reboot, they are both re-enabled.


    any way to fix this?
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    What operating system ?

    Does this user have Windows Admin privileges ?
     
  3. loser

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    account is running as system admin.

    winxp mce 2005 sp2.
     
  4. Marcos

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    The protection modules can only be disabled temporarily until the next restart. The only exception is the real-time protection that you can set not to start automatically with Windows. I for one can't think of a reason why one would need to keep the other modules disabled as they provide additional protection.
     
  5. loser

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    because with them enabled my net speed is murdered

    my downloads went from 60k a sec to 500k+ a sec once i disable them.


    seems like a good reason to me.


    i tried x'ing out firefox in configuration settings and rebooting, but it made no difference.

    only disabling helped.

    -edit-

    and i got them off permanently now, but they say malfunctioning in the status window instead of disabled.

    all i did was go thru advanced settings for web access protection and email protection and unchecked everything.
     
  6. Marcos

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    Web protection can be "disabled" by excluding your browser from scanning in the list of web browsers. You will achieve this by putting a cross in the appropriate box.

    When http traffic is scanned, you will notice a delay when download is completed. Downloaded archives must be first unpacked to the temporary folder and subsequently scanned with all settings enabled. If the slowdown does not occur only when downloading files, please provide me with step-by-step instructions as how to replicate the problem.
     
  7. loser

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    i tried excluding it. it still slowed my net. a lot.

    only solution to fix it was to disable them.

    i know email protection wasn't causing it, but i disabled it anywhoo cause i dont use any emails other then to register to forums :)

    but as for web access protection, it was slowing my downloads to a crawl.

    i thought it might of been just what i was downloading.

    but i must of ran 40-50 tests on speedtest.net with it enabled and disabled and there was a "huge" noticeable difference.

    between getting 10 meg download speeds and getting 2-3 meg download speeds.
     
  8. Karhis

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    I for one am somewhat disappointed that the protection modules cannot be disabled separately. I'd like to use the web protection module since most of the threats come from net. However I don't like using the realtime file system protection because it IS slowing down my disc access. Now every time I reboot I have to manually disable the file system protection module, and that is not very user friendly. Same goes with email-protection, why should I keep that module loaded, eating memory and making things more complicated on a system where I never read a single e-mail? This wasn't the case in version 2.7 where the modules remained disabled even after reboot. If I recall, Avast Antivirus asks upon disabling the module whether it is to be disabled permanently or just temporarily.

    A bit offtopic, performance was the key criteria when I was chosing the antivirus solution and although Nod32 consumes very little resources compared to some other competitors, it still naturally does. Todays computers have multicore processors and memory is cheap so it is not a problem if antivirus software uses some cpu and memory. But hard disks as mechanical devices still are quite slow and antivirus software with realtime file scanning slows them down even further, which I try to avoid if possible and even if it means compromising some security.

    t. Timo R.
     
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