ESET online scanner

Discussion in 'Other ESET Home Products' started by TestingAV, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. TestingAV

    TestingAV Registered Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    ESET online scanner follows ntfs symbolic links and junctions. That is okay to a point, but if the link target is already in the scan hierarchy, or more than one link is present to the same data in a scan hierarchy, the data is scanned two or more times. :(

    It would be nice if the product would determine targets, keeping an internal list of targets scanned, and scan only once.

    I have no idea what a file link would do under these circumstances.

    I am assuming that the home ESET security product will do the same thing. I've not tested it yet.

    I am in the market for a high quality antivirus solution that requires as little time to maintain as is possible, and has as short of a scan time as is possible, and works! :D

    I have several junctions/symbolic links that I've created in directory structures for the convenience provided, and these obviously point elsewhere. Microsoft does the same thing for other reasons.

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Nov 22, 2002
    ESET Online Scanner was not created as a replacement for other security products and is not meant to be used repeatedly. Desktop and server products take advantage of Smart optimization which ensures that files are not scanned repeatedly unless certain events occur.
  3. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    Land of the Mooses
    Further to the ESET online scanner I run it weekly and during the process certain web sites were accessed. I have attached a txt file of the findings my firewall found and wondered if "all was well" or if you prefer are there any concerns I should have re these sites being active?

    In particular :

    Tucson Tool & Manufacturing From IP To IP ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Attached Files:

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