ESET NOD32 Antivirus Updates

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  1. rubent80

    rubent80 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Can anyone please let me know if the signature updates can be downloaded and manually installed into a machine that is not connected to the internet. This option is available in the Symantec AV at http://www.symantec.com/norton/downloads/index.jsp. Does ESET provide such options?
    Thank you.
     
  2. tomi

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    ESET doesn't provide offline updates. To manually update your ESET security product on a computer that does not have Internet access, it must be configured to retrieve updates from another computer that does have Internet access. On a network, the computer connected to the Internet would periodically download updates from ESET and then be accessed as a mirror server by the other computers on the network.

    To create a mirror server please follow instructions in this KB article:
    http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN839
     
  3. AJStevens

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    Hmm... unlikely the non-internet accessible PC can access the internet accessible PC if it can't get the internet. If that was the case then internet access wouldn't be unavailable, just filtered and would probably be easier to just allow eset updates.

    Of course if it's a large lan, then to save bandwidth and resources, a local mirror is the best option, whether or not internet access is blocked. If you have a business edition, I'd say to download and install the Remote Administrator, it includes a mirror and is an excellent tool for managing the network ESET clients. Obviously, none of this is helpful if the PC not only doesn't have internet access, but as I suspect is not on the same lan.

    You can of course copy the update mirror from your internet accessible PC onto a USB stick, and plug that into the none internet accessible PC and update it from that.

    You'll need to set the NOD client on the non-internet PC to update via the stick as a server using the drive where the stick will be, and if it's a v2 client then add nod32v2.

    e.g.
    Version 3 and 4
    F:\

    Version 2
    F:\nod32v2

    Press F5 to go into settings, choose Update, and change Update Server: to one of the above, substituting F:\ for whatever drive letter the stick is assigned.

    Useful method for those PCs in a remote warehouse somewhere.

    Oh and probably worth disabling the "update" tasks, no point in it trying to update if it'll only get new updates when done manually with the insertion of the USB stick, that's in the advanced view of the normal dialog, under tools and scheduler.
     
  4. EightOneEight

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    For lack of a better expression, that's ridiculous. All of those steps?
     
  5. AJStevens

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    What's rediculous, and what steps?

    Setting up a mirror, copying to stick and inserting into PC and configuring it to update from it? I wouldn't say that's a lot of steps.
    Once done the first time, you only need to copy the latest mirror to the USB stick, stick it in the computer and hit update.

    I was pointing out the ideal use of the Mirror, and in a network environment setup as described by tomi it's best to use ERA. Also pointing out that v2 clients get updates from the subfolder.

    For a remote computer with no internet or network access, the mirror/USB stick is a perfectly logical method.
     
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