Web Browser Question

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Thankful, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. Thankful

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    What's the difference between leaving the box next to an application blank vs. putting an 'x' in the box?

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    The "X" means the program's traffic is excluded from scanning. Leaving it blank is like the compatibility mode in NOD32 v2 I think.
     
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    Hi WSFuser. So an 'x' still means the application is still scanned whereas a blank means no scanning at all? Seems a little counter-intuitive to scan something that has an 'x' in it.
     
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    You got it backwards. "X" = no scanning
     
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    The feature description says, "If an application is not marked as a browser, data transfer may not be scanned." Doesn't this imply blank means no scanning?
     
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    Blank - "data may not be scanned"? I dont know exactly.
    Check - recommended for browsers to increase security.
     
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    "May not" be scanned means NOD32 will only scan traffic initiated by the program through HTTP ports. Traffic through other ports will not be scanned. If a program is marked as a browser, NOD32 scans traffic initiated by the program across ALL ports. If you put an X in the checkbox, then NO traffic is scanned at all.
     
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