Question about Green/Orange/Red System Tray Icon

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ablatt, Jul 15, 2010.

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  1. ablatt

    ablatt Registered Member

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    I prefer not to use email AV protection with any AV product I use.

    Is there any way to disable email client protection and still have the ESET icon green?
     
  2. Rmuffler

    Rmuffler Former Eset Moderator

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    Hello ablatt,

    The status will remain yellow if your email client protection is disabled. As you know, your other features of the ESET security product will continue to provide their designed protection. You can find more information within the following Knowledgebase article:

    http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2248

    Thank you,
    Richard
     
  3. ablatt

    ablatt Registered Member

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    Thanks, that explains it.
     
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy Registered Member

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    I leave 'Email Protection' enabled, but untick the 3 boxes for Received, Sent and Read Mail in the 'Microsoft Outlook' pane.

    I also untick 'Enable email checking' in the POP3 section (ignore if not using POP3, obviously).

    This way, your emails shouldn't be scanned but the icon stays green.
     
  5. ThomasC

    ThomasC Former ESET Support Rep

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    Yes this is correct. Following these steps will effectily disable email scanning while leaving your ESET icon in a green status.

    -Tom
     
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    siljaline Former Poster

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  7. ThomasC

    ThomasC Former ESET Support Rep

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    Indeed disabling of any of the ESET modules is not recommended. However, you may proceed to do so at your own risk.

    Tom
     
  8. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    I fail to understand why a user would want to diisable email client protection and allow the systray icon to suggest otherwise :ouch:
    If the user was in a Corporate environment where the chance of getting infected by an errant email was insignifcant, I would agree to this.
     
  9. rockshox

    rockshox Registered Member

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    Because a large majority of the people these days use a web based e-mail (G-mail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc..). There is no use for e-mail protection if you are not running an E-mail client on your machine.
     
  10. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    But what of those that poll Gmail & Hotmail, etc, using the native mail client ? I do.
    I think we are chasing our tails here, as ThomasC said, disabling email protection is at user risk and user peril
     
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