Virus Database Out of Date

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Howard Barr, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. Howard Barr

    Howard Barr Registered Member

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    Whenever the computer's system date changes, the Protection Status icon becomes red with the warning that the Virus signature database is out of date. When I try to update the virus signature database, as recommended, NOD32 reports that an update is not necessary because the virus signature database is current.

    How do I restore full protection status?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Marcos

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    Keep the system date always current and the warning will not appear.
     
  3. Bakker

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    A reboot after changing the date back should fix the error. You shouldn't be changing the date anyway.
     
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    Hello,

    Are you talking about when the date rolls over normally, e.g., at midnight? Or is this from manually changing the date on the computer?

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    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  5. Howard Barr

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    It occurs when manually changing the time. Reboot after resetting to correct time did not resolve the issue. NOD32 resolved itself a few hours after the time reset - returning the protection status to green.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. Ed Issapoint

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    Why "shouldn't" he do that?
     
  7. Bakker

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    What exactly is changing the date/time good for? Other than circumventing the trial period of some programs? Changing the time/date also messes with other programs, and windows update.

    Not to mention what changing the date/time in a windows domain enviroment does...
     
  8. Ed Issapoint

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    Oh! Okay... I didn't know... It's really messing with win update? :eek: Geez. I better not touch that again.
     
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