Why do scan results vary depending how you scan

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by Tempot, May 29, 2009.

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  1. Tempot

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    Hi I was just wondering why when I right click on a folder and then chose "Scan with Eset Nod32 Antivirus" I get no threats found. Then when I open Nod32 GUI and chose to scan the same folder via Computer Scan -> Custom Scan -> and then chose the same folder to scan, the scan shows threats found. Why the different results. I've got the newest version of NOD32 and WinXP pro SP3.
     
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    Most likely because the scans use different parameters. You can change the scan parameters of the context scan by going into the advanced tree and selecting 'On-demand computer scan' and selecting 'Context menu scan' for 'Selected profile:'. Now change the parameters for 'ThreatSense engine parameter setup'.
     
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    Thank You, that resolved the issue.
     
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