Local mirror offline floppy update

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  1. stevenestrada

    stevenestrada Registered Member

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    I have a mixed windows network win 98 thru 2K3 and nod32 with the mirror feature on the server and download all available versions to it.

    The option to "create floppy disk update files" puts some nups and a readme in a separate directory . What's there is much too big for a single floppy. One of the nups is 4M. How do you get all that on a floppy per the readme:

    Update floppy disk for NOD32 antivirus system can be created by copying the content of the subdirectory NOD_UPD of the current directory to the root (main) directory of the floppy disk. (Directory A:\NOD_UPD\ will be created)

    On a client workstation within the NOD32 Update module choose floppy drive (A:\) from the server list and click Update.
     
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    Transfer the content of the folder to another pc by means of a USB stick, or burn it to a rw cd.
     
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    The files have to fit on a single device, whether that be a USB thumb drive, USB hard drive, CD-ROM of re-writable CD-type device. I'm sure years ago, a floppy sufficed - not any more!

    Once you have the files on a device you can setup as a drive (CD-RW/CD-ROM or USB devices etc) - open NOD32 and select the update tab - click the setup button and in the server location are a number of entries like A:\nod_upd\ There will be one for each drive registered with your system. Select the one that relates to your device with the updates you created from the mirror and click update now.
     
  4. stevenestrada

    stevenestrada Registered Member

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    Moderator,

    There's separate mirror folder for CDs that may be more applicable for that.

    Besides the floppy mirror folder being useless, there's no way to make a floppy rescue disc set to carry around with NOD32 DOS. Or is there?
     
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    You would have to create something like a bart pe bootable cdrom to be able to do something like that. (http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/)

    Contact me if you want a copy of the bart pe plugin for nod.


    info at pc hyphen support dot uk dot com
     
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    stevenestrada Registered Member

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    >> You would have to create something like a bart pe bootable cdrom to be able to do something like that. <<

    Only have floppy drive.

    What's the point of a floppy update folder if not for floppies?
     
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    stevenestrada Registered Member

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    The posts here about using Bart's PE, etc, are appreciated, but didn't help get the nod32 floppy issue fixed. Was forced to clear a virus on an older PC running Windows 98 using a competitor's product that has a working floppy rescue solution.
     
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    We simply slave the infected drive of a clean system and let NOD32 loose on it.

    Cheers :D
     
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    Surprise Surprise :eek: :eek:
    Same Here :) :D :cool:
     
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    Yeah, it's like a pittbull, doesn't hold back :D
     
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    Works well with a lot of removal programs. Dose NOD32 recognize external USB\Firewire drives as well? That is one method I have not had a chance to try out yet.
     
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    Sure does :)
    If it has a drive letter it's a go-er !!!

    Even works on my two different 'virtual' CD/DVD drives and my RAM disk :)

    Cheers :)
     
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    You could try www.avdisk.org - they claim to support NOD32 but I've only looked, I haven't tried it myself (yet)
     
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    Just what I wanted to know. Many thanks. Now all I have to do is wait for my next "victim". The bad guys won`t know what hit them. :cool:
     
  15. NOD32 user

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    OK - tested that.
    Haven't seen ESET's thoughts on this anywhere. Obviously it requires a valid NOD32 licence to make use of it, but the AV Disk actually works pretty well. It gets a NOD32 DOS version with signatures and NTFS access across a set of 4 bootable floppy disks. You get read only access (scan but no cleaning) to NTFS unless you purchase and setup NTFSDOS Pro manually. No worries apparent with FAT32 etc.
    1. Install and update NOD32
    2. Install NOD32 DOS version
    3. Use AV Disk to build your floppy set
    On my system (XP PRO SP2) I had to tweak the AV Disk setup slightly to get it to run and build the disks (REM-ed out the QMS.exe memory scan that it wants to run before starting).
    FAT/FAT32 volumes work as normal but to scan an NTFS volume I have to manually add it's path into the NOD32 DOS 'Targets' page due to the way NTFSDOS handles these volumes.

    This works quite well for those who do have the need.

    Cheers :)
     
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