No Updates March 27 | 2010

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  1. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Is the update server having problems ? I have been asked by a number of folks as to why there is no updates as of yet today. This is unusual for ESET.

    There have been updates available twice every Saturday this month and others prior to that using March as an example for the naysayers out there ;) here, here, here, here, here, here,
     
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  2. Triple Helix

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    Maybe none needed ATM! And it's not unusual.

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  3. JoeBlack40

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    Thats enough for me to think maybe its better to move on......even the free AV are having an update a day.......or the malware are in week-end?:rolleyes:
     
  4. Triple Helix

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    Like I said Maybe none needed ATM! That's no reason to move on! http://www.eset.com/threat-center/threatsense-net

    TH
     
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    Yeah, using ESS and find it kinda strange there's no updates xD
     
  7. siljaline

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    The US based updates URL actually ponts here

    Greetz,
     
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    Weather was so beautiful today, perhaps the black hats decided to take a day or two away from programming, huh? :D
     
  9. Triple Helix

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    I wasn't pointing to the update list itself I was showing JoeBlack40 how ESET's ThreatSense® engine is always on the lookout and if needed an update would be issued!

    TH
     
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    Your welcome!

    Cheers,

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  11. gaslad

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    Two days now, and still no updates?

    Very odd!
     
  12. jimwillsher

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    Are you all really sad enough to sit and watch for updates? :p Seems a bit over the top surely?

    If I see the "downloaded new updates" message then great. But I don't lose sleep unless it's several days between updates and Windows starts to notify me.

    Surely, surely no-one here is keeping tabs on when the updates are (or are not) released. Nothing better to do?

    Just my 2p.....



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  13. Thankful

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    Signature 4979 '20100328' just updated.
     
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  14. siljaline

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    While no one likes sitting around watching paint dry, Jim, it was a concern as noted
     
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    one of the reasons I drifted away from Nod towards other products was that there never seemed to be any updates at weekends,this was a few years back now:-I hope same type of thing isn't going to become the "norm" again as the malware writers don't seem to take weekends off,hopefully it is just a problem this time
     
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    that is partly true,but depending on how effective its heuristics and if any hips are employed an out of date av product can still be quite/very effective
     
  17. gaslad

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    NOD32 updates signatures 2-4 times per day, and has not had a day go by without an update this year until now.

    To go over 40 hours without an update is in my experience unprecedented, and worth questioning, for the reasons siljaline noted.
     
  18. Triple Helix

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    I don't think so we got 2 updates today so what is the big deal? They give us updates when it is necessary IMHO! And if you look at the two updates today there reasonably small ;) 4979 & 4980

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    A long time without updates :cautious:
    Heuristics are still based on signatures!! You still need them for good heuristics!
     
  20. gaslad

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    No big deal at all! I was only pointing out that it was highly unusual for ESET to go this long without updates, and that to question it is not unreasonable.

    :)
     
  21. Triple Helix

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    I have been using NOD32 for over 7 years and I'm just saying it's not unusual for me IMO it's just been quite awhile where I have a day gone by and no update and it's no big deal to me! ;)

    Cheers,

    TH

    EDIT: The last time we didn't have a daily update was in Update 4098 (20090522) and the next was 3 days later Update 4099 (20090525)
     
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    the heuristic module does get updated but it doesn't rely on signature updates as such:-its actually there to try and catch stuff there are no signatures for
     
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    I agree. Long time NOD32 user and I've seen the updates become more frequent over the years, presumably because of the increase in the amount of malware being released and ESET expanding.

    As has been pointed out, daily signature updates are a regular thing. ESET are very good at keeping on top of new threats and i've seen times when they'll release an update or 1 or 2 signatures when a new outbreak takes place, so if there had been something big and bad this weekend you can rest assured they would have released an update.
     
  24. gaslad

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    Thanks, Triple Helix and rothko.

    Your info is re-assuring.
     
  25. Triple Helix

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    I'm glad that I could help somewhat in my explanations. ;) The OP made it a big deal for one day without updates! And that's why I said it's no big deal ESET has us covered! :D

    And thanks to rothko who agrees also! :thumb:

    TH
     
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