Windows 8 & Location services?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus/Smart Security Beta' started by bobbiaC, Dec 11, 2012.

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  1. bobbiaC

    bobbiaC Registered Member

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    Does ESET plan on utilizing MS's api for geolocation? I have a broadband ready laptop (Sierra mc7700 .. nice module, btw.) It can use GPSa as far as I can tell.

    Reason I ask is when I ping the test for anti-theft it comes back with an error. I have line of sight to enough satellites to get a lock.

    Color me confused. Is is something I am doing wrong?
     
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    also .. Any chance of intel Anti-theft integration?
     
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    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    I do not believe it is currently used. For one thing, if a user were to disable location services globally, that could reduce the accuracy of ESET's anti-theft solution. However, it might be useful as a supplement to the existing location technologies used by ESET.

    Your feature request has been passed on to ESET's project management for consideration in a future release.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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    Just trying to figure out why geo ip isn't pinging on my Win8 Thinkpad. Well a fix, rather. Its weird.

    edit: nvm. needed to approve the test mode on the desktop. That seems a bit redundant, yes?
     
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