EAV 6 - Cloud-powered scanning?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus/Smart Security Beta' started by VXB, May 20, 2012.

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  1. VXB

    VXB Registered Member

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    Say what?

    Can you explain what is Cloud-powered scanning for speeding up scans?

    "from pdf spec sheet" Cloud-powered scanning Speeds up scans by whitelisting safe files based on file reputation database
    I'm really really curious to know what local information is sent to the cloud.

    Thanks
     
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  2. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Information about binary files that would be useful in identifying it, such as name, location on the system, hash and so forth.

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    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  3. FanJ

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    Hi Aryeh,

    May I ask some more explanation about that "file reputation database".

    Let's say I am the only one in the world who still uses file-integrity-checker NISFileCheck (no more available). So the chance that you would see it in your "file reputation database" is close to zero. Still, there is absolutely nothing malicious with it, zero, nada.

    You get my feeling, I guess. I'm not a big fan of cloud "file reputation databases".
     
  4. Marcos

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    The file won't be detected just because you're the only one in the world who has the file on a computer. The good thing about cloud scanning is that we may skip deeper analysis of files that are common and have good reputation. This way scans are much faster. You should recognize the difference when running several scans with Smart optimization disabled and enabled.
     
  5. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    Thanks Marcos for the explanation! :thumb:
     
  6. Atul88

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    So is it supposed to Save ESET's recent Awful repair ability o_O :doubt: :doubt:
     
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