Why Isn't There A "Boot Scan" Option In ESET Like Avast?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by anGel_OnE, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. anGel_OnE

    anGel_OnE Registered Member

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    Hello, everyone! :)
    I would like to see this option in the future version of ESET.
    With best wishes and kind regards. ♥
     
  2. toxinon12345

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    Because the cleaning is automatically performed on reboot just when necessary.
     
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    dont forget eset also have a rescue disc for removing malware when windows isnt running.
     
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    The Avast boot scan is allows you to scan all the files on your hard drive before any other programs load - useful in cases where you have an infection which cannot be cleaned because the "file is in use".
     
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    yeah, and exactly that is the way in which nod32 perform the cleaning on reboot.
     
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    Yes, I understand. :D Just to let others who might don't know what is “boot scan” to have an idea about what we are talking about! ;)

    Thank you for your reply and info! I appreciate it! :thumb:
     
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    Independently "boot time scans" are not always an advantage, thats the reason why ESET allows you create Rescue CD's.
     
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    Someone already suggested it as a feature! It is kind of sad that I am not the first one! :D
     
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    A complete scan of files registered to run at system startup is performed on a system startup. What's more, real-time protection is loaded as soon as possible, ie. before potential malware is loaded and thus protects the system as early as possible. If there was a rootkit already active in mbr , no scans would ever help.
     
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    How can NOD32 detect rootkits then?
     
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    Hmmm... Not quite sure...
    That's the reason for the boot time scanning.
    avast has also a Rescue CD (paid).
    Both features aren't incompatible, I mean, avast is doing a good job with its boot time scanning (and the CD).
     
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    Except for the CD room scanning - reading the data for the image restore.;)
     
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    For the rescue CD of ESET,I have not found it very intuitive to make... You need to install Windows AIK and i confess that i was affraid to do.. For newbie users it's not very easy...
     
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