Is a startup scan necessary?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Boden, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. Boden

    Boden Registered Member

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    I'm getting ready to roll Nod32 out to a bunch of clients, and have some concerns about its "startup scan". Is it really worth the daily performance hit and user whining?

    For years I used Trend Micro's product and clients did not perform any sort of startup scanning; only real-time scanning. In all these years I've not had a single actual infection or outbreak.

    I'm considering modifying Nod32's startup scan to only check boot sector and operating memory.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. bradtech

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    I don't see a lot of added extra time using it.. I'd test it with it on, and then roll back if you see problems, and people complain..
     
  3. Marcos

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    It's important as it may detect threats that manage to slip through other scanners for whatever reason.
     
  4. xMarkx

    xMarkx Registered Member

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    Hello Marcos,

    My startup scan after a virus signature database update works, but the startup scan after user logon has never run (according to the Scheduler last run log). Any idea on why this would be? I made a thread about it 5 or 6 months back. I'm using Vista and EAV v3.0.

    Regards,

    Mark.
     
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