ESET Service Locks Network Files

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ChairmanMAO, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. ChairmanMAO

    ChairmanMAO Registered Member

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    I have a software package called Home Designer 2014, from Chief Architect, which uses *.plan files.

    If I open a *.plan file from a network location and try to save it I get an error message that the file is locked. Attempting to delete the file from File Explorer also runs into a lock error, with an explanation that the file is open in ESET Service.

    The same thing happens if I try to open/save the file from a mapped drive network location.

    If I open/save the file from a hard drive located on the computer protected by ESET there is no problem.

    Any ideas what's going on and how to fix it? I tried adding an exclusion for *.plan files, and one for *.plan files specifically on the mapped drive path, but that doesn't help.
     
  2. ChairmanMAO

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    Oops, I forgot to mention this is all happening under Win8 64 bit.
     
  3. Cudni

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    set eset not to scan that network drive
     
  4. ChairmanMAO

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    That kind of defeats the purpose of having AV software. Any other suggestions?
     
  5. er34

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    No, it doesn't. The AV will protect your computer and will still guard you well against threats but will not scan files in network machines - they will be scanned when opened in your computer.

    Additionally, I'd advise you set your file system real-time protection not to scan all kind of files but just the dangerous ones - as shown here:
    http://kb.eset.sk/library/ESET/KB Team Only/SOLN2147/SOLN2147_custom-scan-extensions.png

    Make sure .plan files are not scanned - they are not dangerous and will not be exploited.
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    As mentioned above, excluding "plan" extension from scanning would probably help. I'd suggest contacting Customer care and providing them with step-by-step instructions how to reproduce it on their end.
     
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