NOD32 AV 188.8.131.52 Code: Virus signature database: 5423 (20100904) Update module: 1031 (20091029) Antivirus and antispyware scanner module: 1285 (20100820) Advanced heuristics module: 1114 (20100827) Archive support module: 1122 (20100826) Cleaner module: 1048 (20091123) Anti-Stealth support module: 1021 (20100811) SysInspector module: 1216 (20100517) Self-defense support module : 1016 (20100404) Real-time file system protection module: 1004 (20100727) I have updated to the most recent version of EAS 4.XXXX and I am curious as to why it is showing Microsoft "Optional Updates" as security concerns. For instance, there is an ATI video update, which I never use to update from, I always goto ATI's website. In any case this is listed as Hardware Optional Update. Or the Realtek Ethernet update, that always kills my Ethernet. Causing me to have to revert back to the older drivers... In any case, Microsoft's website states "These updates are not critical to your computer's security or performance but they can improve how some features, programs, or devices work. To help protect your computer, make sure you install all high-priority updates." While I do not consider MS as a security source I know that many "optional" updates are just not needed. If I choose not to update, how can I get Eset NOD32 to ignore optional updates? Can I? Am I just stuck with an Orange Icon in my systray? And more importantly, why are hardware updates even reported by an AV?