Configuration Tips for 3.0.657? Extreme instability

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  1. barryj

    barryj Registered Member

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    Hi, brand new NOD32 user here - and I'm wondering if I made an enourmous mistake here. I just purchased liscences for our network and server last week, and have been using my own workstation as a test bed - we're replacing McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise. I completely cleaned all traces of McAfee from my system before I began - but I'm seriously considering putting it back on.

    We've got a pretty 'plain vanilla' network here - single Windows Server 2003 server, and workstations all running XP Pro SP2. Since installing NOD32 on my own PC, I've had more random lockups and freezes in the past 4 days than I've had in the past 4 years combined. I've tried various configuration tweaks with no success or change in behavior - I've made sure that it ignores all network drives, and doesn't scan all files. I've never been able to successfully run a system scan - gave up after the first day. It seems to be particularly prone to freezing shortly after receiving a new signature update.

    So any tips on configuring this product for stability? Or possibly reverting back to an older, more stable version? The links I was given upon purchase showed the 2.7 version, but I wan't sure if it was compatible with the Remote Administrator console and server (which I'd like to use once I can get a stable installation). I'm afraid to roll this product out to any other workstation until I resolve these issues
     
  2. Bubba

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    If the trial version that Eset offers is still at version .650, I would suggest a total removal of .657 on this test bed workstation and then install the .650 build. The "random lockups and freezes" in the past 4 days might be attributed to what some users are seeing with this .657 build.

    Bubba
     
  3. Marcos

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    When did you install EAV? If it was before last week, have you restarted the computer after update 3121?
     
  4. barryj

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    Hi, I installed it a week ago today (5/21 - late in the day) - it appears that the first update to the database was for version 3118 (currently on 3139)
     
  5. Marcos

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    Has the computer been restarted after the update 3121 ?
     
  6. barryj

    barryj Registered Member

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    Unfortunately, yes - many, many times. (average 4-5 times a day since NOD32 installation)
     
  7. barryj

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    More obervations on the timing for system lockups/freezes:

    First observation - my test workstation is shut down each evening. Each of the past 3 days, the machine has frozen the first time it was booted in the morning (desktop would appear, but would freeze while loading 'tray' programs) Subsequent restarts are OK.

    Second observation - It seems a very common time for the system to freeze is when closing Office documents (mainly Excel sheets)

    I can find no links to the .650 version anywhere on the ESET site - the only links on the Business Edition page for prior releases are for 2.7. Is this my only choice for a 'downgrade"?
     
  8. barryj

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    And another freeze right after a signature update (3145) - it appears when this happens, the update is successful but the machine stops responding immediately afterwards.

    A little clarification on the term 'freeze' - you can still move the mouse cursor, but the machine does not respond to either mouse or keyboard commands. The only solution is a 'hard' reboot (power button)

    Also, there is no other AV or anti-spyware software running on this machine.

    Suggestions? My alternatives seem to be a) uninstall and get a fresh download of 3.0.657, and pray for the best, or b) try 2.7 instead
     
  9. Blackspear

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    Hi there, I would suggest that you download a fresh copy of ESET NOD32 Antivirus 3.0.657 from ESET's website and SAVE the installer, then uninstall and reinstall using “TYPICAL” settings.

    Let us know how you go...

    Cheers :D
     
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