Disabling NOD32 http scanning

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by JayTee, Nov 5, 2005.

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  1. JayTee

    JayTee Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I set up NOD32 on trial with http scanning disabled for one of my colleagues. Myself, I am using KAV. Trialed NOD32 before and suffered a fair bit of slowdown on surfing. I fear it might be too irritating for her to have the http scanning on but since she had a new laptop and NOD32 is quite light on resources, I thought I'd give it a spin and see what comments she had, instead of going with KAV.

    My question is this: will having http scanning disabled reduce the effectiveness of NOD32, especially as my colleague uses IM quite a fair bit? Have any tests been done on the percentage of malware missed as a result of having the http scanning disabled vs having it enabled.

    TIA.
     
  2. burf

    burf Registered Member

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    I'd suggest setting up Imon normally... then on the miscellaneous tab... scanner setup... extensions... have scan all files checked, and add jpg & gif to the exclude list.
    Thus, NOD will no longer scan jpgs & gifs. It really makes a difference... yet keeps security tight.
     
  3. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    The next KAV, KAV6 will have HTTP scanning and the latest build of KAV 5 is said to be very light. But as to your girlfriend she might not notice any slowdown on a new lap top with KAV. In addition HTTP scanning is meant to protect against browser malware and her comments will be tainted by the fact that neither of you will know how the NOD32 would have worked fully enabled on her NEW laptop. Don't know about any percentages, but NOD having HTTP protection and KAV adding it must mean there is or will be a significant amount.
     
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