Is there a way to configure NOD32 in an offline mode?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Van_Houtte, Nov 1, 2009.

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  1. Van_Houtte

    Van_Houtte Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have NOD32 installed on my dev-box and I want to permanently disable the real-time file scanner of NOD32 and only use it in an offline manner. (i.e. I will manually chose which folder I want to scan and when). This is for various reasons but primarily because I get better compile times for my code this way.


    Is there a way to configure this permanently? Right now, I just rt-click the system tray icon & disable the file-scanner whenever I start Windows (I have Vista Pro x64). However, I want NOD32 to keep updating the definition files as needed.


    One related issue I ran into is, I tried to disable the "Real-time file system protection" under advanced setup (to perma-disable it across bootups), but when I do this I sometimes have failed bootups and my guess is NOD32 thinks its been compromised somehow (Self-Defense?) and some malware has disabled it. I haven't looked at the system logs or tried to narrow it down though.


    Thanks !

    V
     
  2. WayneP

    WayneP Support Specialist

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    Hello,

    The real-time scanner cannot be disabled between reboots. You will have to right-click the icon and disable like you have been doing.
     
  3. Van_Houtte

    Van_Houtte Registered Member

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    Thanks for replying.. Is there a way to automate this?

    V
     
  4. WayneP

    WayneP Support Specialist

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    Not that I'm aware of. There may possibly be some type of software out there that you can script to do things like that, but I don't know of any at the moment.
     
  5. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Have you considered excluding the directories used by your compiler from being scanned or switching from scanning all files (the default mode of operation) to files based on their filename extension?

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    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  6. Van_Houtte

    Van_Houtte Registered Member

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    Yes, but if I want to scan those directories or file types I'll have to manually add them again, right? I think my current solution works well for me, I just wanted to see if an offline mode was something that NOD32 could support.

    Thanks !

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  7. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    Correct. You could try creating a scheduled scan which periodically checks the excluded directories, and then running it at a time when the development computer is not seeing heavy use.

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    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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