Repost: Odd behavior of NOD32

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by TalWolfe, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. TalWolfe

    TalWolfe Registered Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    My original post was moved due to a query about other virus
    checkers (apologies). If you had previously answered re NOD32,
    would you be kind enough to repost comments about the following:


    On good recommendations, I tried the latest trial version of NOD32.
    The virus checker itself seems solid. NOD seems to use few system

    The 'odd behavior' part: It intermittently flags problems with boot
    sectors of various drives (that will put a shot of adrenaline in your
    morning). This doesn't always happen, but it's worked its way up
    from flagging one drive to flagging six.

    The other thing that I believe is caused by NOD32 is a shutdown
    message about Drive A (floppy) not being ready. Windows shutdown
    looks like it's proceeding as always, but then a popup gives the message
    and hangs there with 'continue' 'retry' options.

    There are some things that inspire confidence in software, and some
    things that don't. I told NOD about the boot sector errors a while
    ago and the reply wrote them off as 'problems with a boot manager.'
    Rather cryptic and somewhat dismissive. I'm not sure why the
    inconsistency either...they should be reported constantly if NOD32
    thinks there's a problem.

    PS: NOD32 also fails to open many .RAR and .ZIP archives.
    Apparently does not understand later formats (one or two years
    old? They don't change that often).

    If anyone can shed some light on the problems above, especially
    in regard to possible causes or future fixes, please do. I do like
    NOD32 in many respects; light CPU usage, direct user interface.
    I'm trying to justify purchasing it, but I'd like to make sure that
    the problems above will be fixed.

    Software Engineer
    New York, NY
  2. mrtwolman

    mrtwolman Eset Staff Account

    Dec 5, 2002
    could you specify what kind of messge ?

    Just curious, is floppy seek checked at shutdown ?
  3. TalWolfe

    TalWolfe Registered Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    The message is: "Error occurred while scanning active boot sector of the x. physical disk. Error reading sector."

    (Substitute drive numbers for the x above. There is a period after the drive number.)

    I'm sure the latter question must be for NOD32 or more long-term users. I suspect that it is NOD32 that is causing the shutdown warning by trying a last-minute operation on the A: drive, but I don't know the program well. However, NOD's checkbox for drive A has been unchecked. It should be staying clear on shutdown as well as normal scan operations.
  4. fosius

    fosius Registered Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Partizanske, Slovakia
    Try disabling option "Check boot sectors at shutdown..." in Control Center->AMON->Settings..
  5. TalWolfe

    TalWolfe Registered Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    Thanks, fosius. I thought I had disabled that, but I'll double check.

    In any even, the other boot sector error reports occur even when individual files are right-clicked and scanned individually.

    I really do like the look and feel of NOD, but I get the feeling that there are some of these quirks that may not get solved quickly (the RAR/ZIP file would be a big one). I'm trying to get a feel for the personality of the company itself as well as the product. They seem to have a rep for ignoring user comments and bug reports, but it could just be that they are busy working on them.
  6. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Throughout the USA and Canada
    Are this un-passworded rar/zip files?

    If so, submit one to support - they should be scanned unless they are password protected....
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