Whats difference between Nod32 online scan and AV?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by tonyseeking, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    Is running Nod32 online scanner same as running program?

    Is running Nod32 online scanner same as running program?
     
  2. tonyseeking

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    Is there any difference if I used the free NOD32 online scanner, to having it properly installed on my PC?
     
  3. Marcos

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    Yes, the Online scanner won't protect you against threats proactively and doesn't use as strong heuristics as some modules do (e.g. web/email scanners).
     
  4. tonyseeking

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    Besides that, any difference?

    If I do a NOD32 free online scan, and it reports my PC is clean, can I trust that, or do I need to install the program to get a proper check?
     
  5. Joeythedude

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    You can scan with another online app , Kaspersky , is also highly rated.

    Is your PC behaving in an odd way ? shutdowns , program crashes , IE/FF crashes ?

    If not , I'd say your fine.

    Becareful going down the paranoia route :)
     
  6. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    Your comments are off topic and hijacking and against channel rules.

    Care to focus on my question now?
     
  7. stratoc

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    your question has already been answered by marcos. What you are asking is rather unclear, you give no details as to why you wish to know. Do you have nod installed?, do you have any anti virus installed? an online scan can tell you if your pc is infected but obviously offers you no realtime protection, as it isnt installed?
     
  8. PaulB2005

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    Wow! How to Make Friends etc etc....
     
  9. Joeythedude

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    ?

    mind explaining how ?
    Your inital question was if your PC was clean after a NOD32 online scan vs the retail version.

    This was answered already in the thread.

    As you repeated the question ...

    I answered by saying that another virus scan would be a good idea.

    Next I asked if your PC was showing any signs of malware behaviour - if it wasn't then after 2 scans my answer would be your PC was clean.

    It seems my remark about paranoia set you off ....
    Surprisingly accurate call as it turned out !
     
  10. tonyseeking

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    My question has not been answered:

    "If I run NOD32 online scan and it reports a CLEAN PC, do I still need to download and install NOD32 to check it? Or does the online scanner do the EXACT same job using the EXACT same definitions?"
     
  11. trjam

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    Read this by Marcos today. HERE I would say you are ok, but on an ongoing basis I would install the AV.
     
  12. bradtech

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    I would 30 day trial it and do a scan to enable the advanced heuristics, and other capabilities.
     
  13. Joeythedude

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    now baby has to walk on his own at some stage too...
     
  14. miki69

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    maybe he wanted to use only online scanner instead of installing AV o_O?
     
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    Lol...I actually had to scroll up and re-read "Joeythedude"'s post because I thought I missed something. I think you completely misinterpreted his response. I'm pretty sure he was just trying to help you.
     
  16. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    Exactly, thank goodness at least one person understand.:thumb:
     
  17. tonyseeking

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    Well he needs to learn better grammar structuring... He said: "Yes, the Online scanner won't protect you against threats proactively and doesn't use as strong heuristics as some modules do (e.g. web/email scanners)."

    But what he should have said so I could properly understand was:

    "Yes tonyseeking it is exactly the same as the installed version of Nod32, BUT may I add, the Online scanner won't protect you against threats proactively and doesn't use as strong heuristics as some modules do (e.g. web/email scanners), so to have that protection ongoing, install NOD32"
     
  18. Joeythedude

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    Words fail me.

    I didn't say that. If you can't distingush between one poster and another ...
     
  19. funkydude

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    Do you criticize every single non-native English speaker like this? You seem like you're digging yourself a hate hole.
     
  20. tonyseeking

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    1. Yeah I do :argh:

    2. No need to dig a hole when I can use the one you dug for yourself :argh:
     
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