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Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by DonKid, Jun 27, 2004.

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  1. DonKid

    DonKid Registered Member

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    Dear Folks:

    I'm gonna buy Nod32 and I have some questions about it:

    Is true that Nod32 Missing Files During Scan? If so, How can I scan all files.
    Is true that Nod32 can't scan into compressed files ?
    Is true that Nod32 can't scan Outlook Express's Emails ?

    I'd like to know everything that Nod32 can do and can't do.Where I can start looking for it ?

    Sorry for my questions.I read a lot about it and a lot of people say that Nod32 is the best Antivirus and others say Nod32 is the worst.
    So I started looking for the best forum that could help me, and here I am.

    Since Now, I'd like to thanks for your help, time and patience.

    Best Regards,

    DonKid.
     
  2. optigrab

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    NOD32 can be set to scan file types (extensions) that are known to be potential vehicles for viruses/trojns/etc. I believe this is the default setting and should be very safe & efficient. You can configure it to scan all files if you want. The only problem with this is that you will increase the scanning time quite a bit (less efficient use of your PC's resources) and you will probably not be a lot safer.

    No, it's not true. It can scan some comressed file types but not all. The general belief (of some) is that this is okay, because viruses/trojans that are compressed cannot harm your PC until they are uncompressed, at which time NOD32 will catch and kill them. Others say they would prefer NOD32 to improve in this area, which I believe ESET is working on, but it is a matter of debate if such improvements will actually result in more security.

    No, it's not true. NOD32 certainly can scan OE mail.

    The same way I confirmed my answers to your questions - by searching the NOD32 forum using the handy search function. Highly recommended as the best way to learn from all the intelligent folks that have stopped by before us.

    Best Regards,
    Optigrab
     
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  3. Mele20

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    That is an excellent answer. I would only add one thing. Most of us immediately set NOD32 to scan all files. ! feel that Eset is wrong in the default settings which are way too weak. So, set it to scan all files! That is VERY important. It won't slow your scan much at all and is necessary for safety. Also set heuristics to "deep". NOD32 is a very fast scanner and doesn't scan but about 50% of your files even set on scan all files. That is because it has poor unpack capabilities. Whether or not this is that important is up to you. Many want NOD32 to scan all compressed files as Optigrab has noted, but this capability does slow a scanner considerably and the nasty is harmless until uncompressed when AMON (the resident scanner) will spring to action and kill it.

    The new beta has added scanning capabilities for both AMON and IMON.

    Check this sticky for how to set up NOD32 optimally.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=37509
     
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    Thanks Mele20, your post caused me to revisit the "all files" question, and do a little research (DonKid, there's that search feature again :D ). I found that a lot of people I respect, like you, Blackspear, and Blackcat go with "all files", while Jan (in one post anyway) didn't think it necessary. Perhaps I'll start a new thread to revisit the question, but in the meantime I will experiment on one of my machines to see how it goes.

    - Optigrab
     
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  5. DonKid

    DonKid Registered Member

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    Optigrab,

    Thanks a lot for your help.I'm an old fan of Pc-Cillin 2004 with firewall too, but after my friend was attacked by a hacker, I'm using Outpost firewall and I'm gonna buy NOD32.One more question.
    I noticed that NOD32 can't scan some system files for example pagefile.sys and others too. How can I scan them ?

    Best Regards,

    DonKid.
     
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    DonKid Registered Member

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    BlackCat,

    Thanks for your help.

    P.S.: NOD32 can scan using Safe Mode ? (F:cool:

    Regards,

    DonKid.
     
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    DonKid Registered Member

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    Ronjor,

    Thanks a lot for your help,

    Best Regards,

    DonKid.
     
  10. Blackspear

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    Hi DK, yes Nod can scan while in Safe Mode.

    Cheers :D
     
  11. DonKid

    DonKid Registered Member

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    Blackspear,

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Regards,

    DonKid.
     
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