Email Clients & Web browsers

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by DasFox, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. DasFox

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    I would of thought by now that ESET would of made the settings so that only web browsers and email clients appear in the settings.

    I was surprised to see that under these settings about 10 different applications listed.

    What's so difficult about having the program only detect the proper applications?

    For all the incorrect applications detected there should be a remove button added so people can remove incorrect applications. When I see something like this it makes me think the program isn't working properly, still in a development stage. :blink:
     
  2. Bakker

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    They simply list all applications that use http to access the internet. So in theory they're web browsers and would benifit from the webaccess protection.
     
  3. DasFox

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    Hmm so to give protection to all apps accessing the web...

    Well I personally think this is redudant, my point, you have an AV running in the background acting as a watchdog, so as soon as something lands on the box BINGO the alert goes off...

    So really why the need for applications accessing the internet, as I pointed out, really pointless. If we have to have the application watch the applications surfing then the watch guard action of a realtime protection application just isn't doing it's job, because if it is, as soon as something trys to get in, it's detected and dealt with...


    svchost.exe is in my list, hehe... :rolleyes:
     
  4. Marcos

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    An application is marked as a web browser if it has communicated several times over http. Users must have the option to switch particular applications to the active/passive mode as they need, hence all network-aware applications are listed. Once an application from the list has been uninstalled, it should be automatically removed from the list as well. The Web/Email scanners detects most threats, hence they are the most important modules (besides the real-time protection) for computers with Internet connection.
     
  5. DasFox

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    Calling this section 'Web browsers' isn't correct, also calling the section, 'Internet Browsers' is further incorrect with all the information listed in this section, trying to explain the purpose of this section.

    As an experienced computer user I understand what is going on here, but to the new user/inexperienced this is incorrect and misleading information, this is not technically correct.

    ESET needs to learn to be technically correct here, this looks like Developer 101 here with people that don't even understand applications and protocols.

    Having both the email and browser sections is completely redundant. Eset needs to remove one section and just keep a section for ALL applications that go online and access online protocols, http/pop/ftp, etc., so they can be scanned if need be, that would be more professional, and then call this one section something more appropriate for the inexperienced user as 'Online Applications'.

    You really need to point this out to the developers this is really unprofessional, I truly can't believe the settings section went out the door looking like this.
     
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    Above and beyond all that I've said, this is the POINT here:

    Having both the email and browser sections is completely redundant. Eset needs to remove one section and just keep a section for ALL applications that go online and access online protocols, http/pop/ftp, etc., so they can be scanned if need be, that would be more professional, and then call this one section something more appropriate for the users as 'Online Applications', or 'Web Applications'.


    I would really love to hear some input from ESET on this, I wrote them asking them to just make one section, because it's all that is really needed.

    P.S. Here is a screenshot of the .exe I changed to reflect this idea:

    http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=24174161qk5.jpg
     
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