startup scan

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by rollers, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. rollers

    rollers Registered Member

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    Hi have just fitted an SSD drive for my main boot drive and have been advised to make several changes to minimise the disk read/write. One of those is to disable startup scan on my anti virus. I am running the lasest NOD AV only and wonder if someone could help me by describing how to disable this?
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    Disabling startup scans will remove an important security protection layer. Unless you plan to run on-demand scans several times a day, I wouldn't recommend doing so.
     
  4. rollers

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    Hi, and thanks for your reply. I am not overly knowledable with SSD drives, so I am guessing that the startup scan will not be doing too much in the way of read/write and won't affect my drive adversly? I shall heed your advice and leave it switched on.
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  5. wolliballa

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    SSDs are not sensitive about reads ( which a typicall scan does) but for writes (which a scan never should do except in case of an infection). So having scan enabled at startup should not raise an issue with wearing out your SSD.
     
  6. siljaline

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    As Marcos mentioned, it is not safe practice to disable your start-up scan in any way.

    This link https://www.wilderssecurity.com/search.php?searchid=4668013 should provide a search for "startup scan" on the ESET board but not child boards.

    NB: You must be logged in the the Forum for the link to work.
     
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  7. rollers

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    Thanks for all of your replies guys. I have heeded your advice and left the start up scans active.

    Regards Rollers
     
  8. siljaline

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    Your most welcome. Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with in regards to this issue.

     
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