too many updates for NOD32 - Mike Myatt

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  1. mrmikemyatt

    mrmikemyatt Registered Member

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    Hi, I'm Mike Myatt and I use NOD32 antivir. Sometimes it updates itself 2-3 times a day, I find this a bit strange. I never had an antivir wich updated so much. Is it something wrong with it, or that's the company's policy to release an update everytime they discover a new threat? Anyway the system is pretty stable and I never had problems with it, NOD32 runs smooth. Does this fast update happen to everybody?
    Thanks in advance!
    Mike Myatt
     
  2. Marcos

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    We don't need to discover new malware, there are thousands of new threats emerging each day :D
     
  3. BFG

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    Hello,

    Would you prefer they wait until they had a certain number of updates available, or a certain percentage of users became infected before releasing their updates?

    Eset releases updates as needed. There will be days when you receive none. But as seconds can mean the difference in whether or not you get infected, I know Eset will keep doing what they have been doing. The quicker the better!

    That's why they were named "Best Antivirus Product of 2006"

    http://www.eset.com/download/whitepapers/AV-Comparatives-2006-Summary.pdf

    BFG
     
  4. kr4ey

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    That's a small amount of updates to me.
    Try using XXX, they update every one to three hours every day.

    Edited by Marcos: name removed, this is a NOD32 forum
     
  5. Marcos

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    This is a NOD32 forum, any posts suggesting to use another AVs will be removed. Note that AVs with an efficient heuristics do not need to update every 5 minutes in order to catch new malware. Sometimes less is better than more.
     
  6. danieleb

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    If it was the opposite way it wouldn't make sense? o_O
    I mean, if they worked hard not to release updates when new threats arise? Anyway, I can't really see a downside to regular updates.
     
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    The short answer, Yes. ;) By default Nod is set to check every hour. As was stated before, threats are ever evolving so the defenses we use (ie Nod32) must evolve as well. Since using Nod32 I believe the most updates I have seen in 1 24 hour period was 6. May have been more. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mascot

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    NOD seems to have a fairly sensible approach as far as I can tell. Sometimes, when there's a major outbreak with high risk strains emerging every few minutes, it'll happily update several times a day.

    During more quiet times the update frequency also drops.

    I much prefer that to the approach of some other AVs that update every hour, seemingly for no other reason than that they promised in some promo that they would.
     
  9. ASpace

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    8 , to be honest :D


    To the OP :
    A product is updated when necessary . In this case , when new malware appears and NOD32 doesn't detect , an update is necessary in order to work , to protect its users . Normal :)
     
  10. De Hollander

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    The can't update enough. Any update is welcome :thumb: :D
     
  11. ThunderZ

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    Thanks......I was close. :p ;)
     
  12. lodore

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    lol how can you complain
    would you rather have it like the old norton 2003 which updated once a week:D
    lodore
     
  13. ugly

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    I think the latest update fever has something to do with av-comparatives february on-demand test.:p
     
  14. Owner

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    It will be interesting that in March ;)
     
  15. rothko

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    i'd say it has to do with the recent larger outbreaks, like Win32/Fuclip and Win32/Nuwar (and their variants).
     
  16. pykko

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    I'd say both variants are correct. :D
    Anyway, I do appreciate ESET's efforts to update its database faster and more frequently in the last month, but there is still room for better. The more new malwares you find and send (like me), the more you know there is still something to improve. :ninja:
     
  17. rdsu

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    I hope not...
     
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