NOD32 RC: "missing" settings for context-menu on-demand scanning

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  1. freesurfer

    freesurfer Registered Member

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    Good day,

    Just started testing NOD32 3 RC1 and noticed something "missing" (or just somehow missed it :oops: ): There are no settings for the context-menu on-demand scanning. I've checked the on-demand settings and set all the profiles to strict cleaning (delete when cleaning fails), But when I performed a context-menu scanning on an "infected" file, it just flagged it (as opposed to deleting it). Also, the real-time protection is enabled and set to strict cleaning, if your wondering :).

    One might say that scanning thru context-menu is meant to be used for quick scanning. But for me, why perform two scans (the second is when an infection is detected) when your going to remove the infection anyway (Although I also didn't see any settings in the on-demand scanning for quarantine... another "missing" feature?). And why go thru all the trouble of opening the UI, starting an on-demand scan, and searching for the folders/drives to scan when you can do it thru the context menu?

    My apologies for the long post. Just in case I was correct (about the missing context-menu on-demand scanning settings and its quarantine options), I want to justify its existence :)

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  2. Marcos

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    The default "My profile" profile should be used for contextual menu scans.
     
  3. freesurfer

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    Thanks for the reply.

    NOD32 RC1's profiles for on-demand scanning didn't list any "My profile". Should I create one (and NOD32 will automatically use it for contextual scan) or was there a new release/minor update that has settings for contextual scan (I have version 3.0.414.0).

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  4. freesurfer

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    Just tried creating a "My profile" (set to strict cleaning) and it didn't work.

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    same here

    created my profile - after closing its gone

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  6. freesurfer

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    What? No more replies? Atleast please tell me whether contextual on-demand scanning settings will be added or not in the final release.

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  7. Marcos

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    It worked for me fine. I disabled scanning files, saved the changes to the "My profile" profile and subsequently scanned the Windows folder. The result was:

    Scanning Log
    Version of virus signature database: 2558 (2007092:cool:
    Date: 28.9.2007 Time: 12:40:42
    Scanned disks, folders and files: C:\WINDOWS
    Number of scanned objects: 0
    Number of threats found: 0
    Time of completion: 12:40:51 Total scanning time: 9 sec (00:00:09)
     
  8. freesurfer

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    Thanks again for the reply, but I can't seem to understand what you meant by:
    and also could you set the profile's cleaning level to strict cleaning and scan a folder with a virus/malware (non-cleanable and non-compressed) using the command from the context-menu? If this is the way to configure the context-menu on-demand scanning then the virus/malware should be deleted automatically.

    Please remember, just in case there are confusions:
    - software: NOD32 Antivirus RC1.
    - objective: configure the context-menu on-demand scanning (such as setting the cleaning level to strict cleaning).

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  9. Elwood

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    I don't have this "my profile" either, but I have not tried context menu scanning on anything "infected".
     

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  10. freesurfer

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    Okay, I made a mistake. I failed to notice the Advanced options in the context-menu (My bad :oops:) and it's good to know that it has Clean files command.

    Now I would like to know is whether the settings for the context-menu on-demand scanning is set to paranoid ..errr.. maximum protection or not. If not, I'll insist on having a configurable settings to allow maximum protection.

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  11. JeremyWW

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    I still don't understand what this 'My Profile' thing is. This seems very unintuitive... we just want a profile for contextual scans. This should really be added to avoid confusion...
     
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