NOD32 And Symantec?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Graystoke, Jan 13, 2004.

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  1. Graystoke

    Graystoke Registered Member

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    Wow, my second thread today.

    I just ran the Eicar test file to see if IMON was working properly. No problems here, just something to do. ;)

    I sent myself an e-mail with the Eicar file attached. Everything worked ok, but I got this e-mail..........



    "This message has been processed by Brightmail(r) Anti-Virus using
    Symantec's AntiVirus Technology.

    eicar.com was infected with the malicious virus EICAR Test String and has been deleted because the file cannot be cleaned.


    For more information on anti-virus tips and technology, visit
    http://www.brightmail.com/antivirus .

    __________ NOD32 1.597 (20040112) Information __________

    This message was checked by NOD32 Antivirus System.
    part000.txt - is OK
    part000.txt - is OK
    part001.htm - is OK
    IMSTP.gif - is OK

    http://www.nod32.com"


    Who is Brightmail? And the really big question......Why Symantec? I went to NOD32 to get away from Symantec/Norton. Please don't tell me that NOD32 is somehow connected with Symantec in a round about way. :'(
     
  2. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    Graystoke,

    The only reason for this is your ISP - In case you don't like this feature, I would recommend contacting your ISP asking for a possible opt-out.

    And no: Eset and Symantec are not connected ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  3. Graystoke

    Graystoke Registered Member

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    Thanks Paul. The feature doesn't bother me now that I now what's going on. :)


    I have another thread I started about schedule scans. Is it possible, if you have the time, you can take a look and offer any insight?

     
  4. Mele20

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    If you still want to know how NOD32 performs, just password protect the zipped attachment containing the eicar "virus". That way it will get past your ISP's virus scanner intact and then you can unzip it and watch Amon gobble it up. :D
     
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