NOD32 preventing viewing of pdf files in IE7

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by jongie, May 30, 2008.

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  1. jongie

    jongie Registered Member

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    If I try to read a pdf file by left clicking on its link in IE7, it downloads so far (about 200K) and then stops. If I right click and "save target as" it downloads fine. If I disable NOD32, I can then read the entire document in IE7 by left clicking. AFAIR, it didn't happen with v 2.7.

    Does anyone know why this annoying behaviour happens, and how to fix it?

    (OS is WinXP Pro).
     
  2. Marcos

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    Couldn't it be that you set your browser to work in active mode? Adobe Reader doesn't like if a whole file is downloaded first by a 3rd party application.
     
  3. jongie

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    Thanks. But if that were the case, should it make a difference if NOD32 is disabled? Because it does - it reads the whole file OK if NOD32 is disabled. Meanwhile I'll do two experiments:

    Try my wife's PC still running NOD32 v 2.7 (and IE7)

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    See if affects large files other than pdf's (Word for example). I'll get back when I've done it.

    John
     
  4. GAN

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    This most likely have to do with active mode like Marcos already said and been discussed before. You could take a look at this thread: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196035

    The first thing you should do is the check if your browser is set to active mode in nod32. If yes then set the browser to passive mode.

    Gan
     
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