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Old 08-21-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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I have a new computer with a trial version of NOD32 installed, an anti-virus and security program. It has good reviews, but the trial version is annoying. It repeatedly checks for updates, finds three of them, and produces a message asking whether to update or not. It never updates, though, just keeps asking. Yes or no, no update, just ask again.

Until now I have used the paid version of AVG antivirus on my computers, and I am thinking of installing it on this one, too. Any advice?
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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I could speculate, but it would be better to check at the Wilders Security Forums in the ESET NOD32 support area.

BTW, I've looked at NOD32 before and I was impressed with the awards they kept getting for great detection. I also read all the high praise for it over at the Wilders Security Forums. But I must say, I tested it on two occasions (different versions), and both times is let a virus through. This was many years ago, though.
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NOD seems to get better reviews than AVG, or did the last time I compared antivirus software. Frequent updates and a fairly low resource overhead were what appealed to me, so I switched to NOD from AVG a year or so ago. Not sure why the trial version would be acting up, but the for-real thing is quiet and well-behaved for me. There is a form where you can choose various update options; perhaps one of those is set incorrectly?

   
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:28 AM   #4
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NOD seems to get better reviews than AVG, or did the last time I compared antivirus software. Frequent updates and a fairly low resource overhead were what appealed to me, so I switched to NOD from AVG a year or so ago. Not sure why the trial version would be acting up, but the for-real thing is quiet and well-behaved for me. There is a form where you can choose various update options; perhaps one of those is set incorrectly?
I have been to that form to see what I could do, but so far no luck. The only way to get the update YES or NO window to stop popping up is to stop the package entirely, not such a good idea when connected to the web. I could install the paid version, but I am not sure that is the right approach. I am going to take Andrew's advice and try the forum he suggests.

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Old 08-22-2007, 07:31 AM   #5
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The only way to get the update YES or NO window to stop popping up is to stop the package entirely
You probably have to pay to receive regular updates: there are very few philanthropic suppliers of AV programs.

   
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Makes sense.

Another thought though: do you have a firewall installed? If so, check to see that it's not blocking NOD's attempts to contact the mothership for updates.

   
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Makes sense.

Another thought though: do you have a firewall installed? If so, check to see that it's not blocking NOD's attempts to contact the mothership for updates.
I have the Windows XP firewall running, it's a default. I removed and reinstalled the NOD32 program, trial version from their web site, and it gets the updates automatically and without the looping problem, at least so far.
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Sounds good, then.

   
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You probably have to pay to receive regular updates: there are very few philanthropic suppliers of AV programs.
I'm getting daily updates from AntiVir - completely free - for the free version. Much less hassle than AVG, and better detection, too, it seems. The only thing is that it pops up a windows after the daily update to promote a more extended paid-for version that I have no need for, but I don't mind that for excellent free virus protection.

   
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I'm getting daily updates from AntiVir - completely free
Obviously you've found a philanthropic supplier of an AV program.

   
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