NOD32 V.3 Folder question

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by poutine, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. poutine

    poutine Registered Member

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    does anyone know if its safe to delete any of the old stuff that builds up in here ?


    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles

    Its got 24MB of old update stuff in there and growing. o_O
     
  2. Hangetsu

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    I'm going to bet the answer is yes. There is an option in the Advanced Setup under Update to clear the update cache, my guess is that's exactly what it does.
     
  3. Marcos

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    If you delete it you will download large updates.
     
  4. poutine

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    Ok.
    I guess when there are 70 or so folders in there and you want to clear it, after the first big update it all goes back to normal. Is that correct ?
    Thanks. ;)
     
  5. PaulB2005

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    If you delete it manually or using the Clear Cache button?

    Would the huge downlaods be a one off or for the rest of its installation?
     
  6. prius04

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    Well, I actually tried both methods and didn't see any huge downloads.

    First, I cleared the update cache, which took the folder in question down to a little under 8MB from over 10MB. I then did a manual update and, basically, nothing happened......the program indicated my sig database was current.

    Subsequently, I just went ahead and deleted the entire folder. This time, when I did a manual update, a file of around 103K was downloaded and the base update file (circa 7MB) was somehow re-created (it was not downloaded).

    No ill effects thus far from either procedure and the updfiles folder is now around 7.20MB in size.
     
  7. poutine

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    Mines 24MB so i think i'll do the same ;)
     
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