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

    Aug 18, 2009
    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.

  2. bradtech

    bradtech Guest

    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

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

    Nov 22, 2002
    It's important as it may detect threats that manage to slip through other scanners for whatever reason.
  4. xMarkx

    xMarkx Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    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.


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