Network Scanning

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by EvilDave UK, May 5, 2010.

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  1. EvilDave UK

    EvilDave UK Registered Member

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    Does EAV 4.2 scan network traffic, i.e. that to/from a UNC path? I've noticed the option to enable/disable the scanning of mapped drives, but what about UNC paths?

    Last night I was copying some files via the UNC path from our file server. It was taking ages, so I looked at Task Manager (Windows 7) and noticed ekrn.exe was using a chunk of CPU. So I disabled EAV completely, yet ekrn.exe was still running and the Live Stats in EAV were still showing a large amount of data being read.

    Is this normal? I would have thought if I disable EAV, it doesn't read anymore data?

    The same issue happens on a Windows XP machine, again with v4.2. The XP machine in question is a fresh build, only running EAV and built to see if this issue occurs on a standalone machine running nothing but the OS and EAV.

    Is ESET aware of this issue? Are there any plans to fix the issue?
     
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    Do you mean that with real-time protection disabled the number of files scanned by real-time protection continued to grow?
     
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    Under the "Watch Activity" screen, the "Amount of Data Read" was displaying a steady stream of 30MB of data even with EAV completely disabled.
     
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    So I gather the number of files scanned by real-time protection is not growing which means no files are being scanned and EAV only watches disk activity.
     
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