NOD32 v5 Scan Targets problem

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  1. RuyLopez

    RuyLopez Registered Member

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    Greetings,

    OS: Windows XP Pro, SP3

    I have done a clean install of NOD32 5.0.93.0 and imported my settings from v4. The Scan Targets settings clearly show that my external hard drive is not checked for scanning and in v4 that setting was effective. Now in 5.0.93.0, that external hard drive is scanned and there appears to be no way that I can select to have it not be scanned.

    My objective is to be able to choose the Scan Targets so that I can manually run an in-depth scan on the external drive once a week, but not on every scan. Any suggestions as to how I might achieve that would be most welcome.

    Best regards,
    RuyLopez
     
  2. Marcos

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    Can you reproduce it with a fresh installation without importing settings from v4?
     
  3. RuyLopez

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    Greetings Marcos,

    I have not attempted that. I will do so when time permits and report back.

    Best regards,
    RL
     
  4. RuyLopez

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    Greetings,

    Update report:

    Procedure:

    1. Clean install of NOD32 5.0.93.0 with Typical install.
    2. Updated definitions.
    3. Set Exclusion for Online Armor 5.1.0.1331 within NOD32. NOD32 was also set as an Exclusion within Online Armor.
    4. Disabled NOD32 HIPS to preclude potential conflict with Online Armor.
    5. Rebooted, leaving all other settings at default.
    6. Ran Smart Scan. Scan Target settings showed no drive boxes checked.
    7. Configured Scan Target for In-depth Scan to scan only the C drive, that is only the C drive box was checked.
    8. Ran In-depth Scan.

    Results:

    1. Smart Scan scanned both my C and E drives.
    2. In-depth Scan scanned both my C and E drives.

    Conclusion:

    Problem remains and appears unrelated to Imported Settings from NOD32 4.2.71.2.

    Ultimate action taken:

    System rolled back to NOD32 4.2.72.2.

    Best regards,
    RL
     
  5. cupez80

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    i tested both 4.2 and 5. found that
    if you run Smart Scan it will always scan all local drive + memory (ignore scan target setting in Smart Scan profile)
    but.. if you run Custom Scan and choose scan profile (In-depth Scan/Smart Scan/etc) it will scan depends on scan target.
    so Smart Scan is not using Smart Scan profile..
     
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  6. toxinon12345

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    I'm not sure about your problem, but in the Computer scan main panel you can access to advanced computer scan settings where you can change the parameters or targets for a profile or you can create a new profile.
     
  7. RuyLopez

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    Greetings,

    I think I understand what the apparent problem is. I will try to verify that later today and post back.

    Best regards,
    RL
     
  8. Marcos

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    Probably it's intentional as the same behavior was observed with v. 4.2. I'll check it with our developers and marketers.
     
  9. rcdailey

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    I just looked at my settings (in version 5) and I can see that no drives are selected as targets for Smart scan, which probably means that there is a default that is used if no drives are selected for that profile. On the other hand, there are drives selected for the Context menu and for the Custom scan profiles. My weekly "in depth" scan is a custom setting.
     
  10. toxinon12345

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    The "Smart scan" and "scans through context menu" are designed to scan all files in your computer and selected objects through context menu.
    If you really want to use full settings of such profiles you must use the custom scan or scheduler.
     
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  11. RuyLopez

    RuyLopez Registered Member

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    Greetings,

    Indeed it was user error. Custom Scan works perfectly.

    My apologies for the distraction.

    Best regards,
    RL
     
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