NOD32 v3 Suggestion

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security v3 Beta Forum' started by codpet, Jul 12, 2007.

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  1. codpet

    codpet Registered Member

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    I was looking at a competitors website (bitdefender) and noted something it can do that's very cool.

    I'll just copy and paste:
    "The product is able to repair itself, if necessary, by downloading the damaged or missing files from BitDefender servers."
     
  2. Marcos

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    I just wonder how it repairs itself if the main component responsible for updates gets corrupted. The most secure way to repair a program is its manual reinstallation.
     
  3. raven211

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    That brings up another suggestion. What if NOD was able to detect it was corrupt and have an installation file repairing it, just like a manual reinstallation? (Having the same settings as before - just reinstalling the files.)
     
  4. cupez80

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    very cool but unnecessary feature (for now). :D
     
  5. IcePanther

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    It would be both safer and more efficient to implement a self-protection mechanism that prevents files/rgistry keys to be modified by other (potentially malicious) processes. So you wouldn't have to replace them ;)... And in case something gets corrupt, yes, nothing better than to reinstall (although I guess the program could detect this and launch a "repair" install from the .msi file, but I agree it's a very "low priority" idea)
     
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    Yeah I agree. I think the the need for something like this is very low priority. I used to use BitDefender and that was one of the first things I read about it. Seeing as I haven't seen such a feature anywhere else then I seem to think it's just some cheesy marketing idea that probably doesn't work anyway!
     
  7. codpet

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    I don't know.. just sounded cool. :)
     
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