Does Automatic Update require admin rights?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by EnGenie, Jan 11, 2005.

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  1. EnGenie

    EnGenie Registered Member

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    I have NOD32 configured to automatically update the virus signature database.

    When I am away from home during the week, my wife logs into Windows XP most days, using her non-admin account.

    When I return home at the end of the week, I find that NOD32 has not updated its virus signatures since the day that I last logged into my (administrative) account.

    When I am at home, I find that NOD32 updates almost every day.

    Does automatic update only work if a user with admin rights is logged in?

    OS: Windows XP Pro (SP2)
    AV: NOD32 2.12.3
    Firewall: Outpost Pro 2.5.370
     
  2. Phil_S

    Phil_S Registered Member

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    No, it should run as a system task, independent of users.

    It checks for updates on my machine even when there are no users logged in (as long as the machine is on, of course) ;)
     
  3. EnGenie

    EnGenie Registered Member

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    Maybe it is a firewall problem.

    In my NOD32 event log, I see that it has had trouble connecting to the Eset server while I was not logged in.

    The Application and System configuration rules in Outpost Pro SHOULD apply whoever is logged in.

    NOD32 has no problems getting through the firewall when I am logged in.

    Has anybody else had similar problems?
     
  4. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    try shutting down our outpost pro and seeing if the problem occurs with either no firewall (not recommended) or the windows SP2 firewall
     
  5. EnGenie

    EnGenie Registered Member

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    I'll try it when I get home on Friday.

    I'll also try a manual virus signature update from my wife's account to see if that works and check the Outpost Pro logs afterwards, to see whether NOD32 has been blocked (assuming it fails).
     
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