Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: How To: Update NOD32 offline (Use at your own risk!)

  1. #1
    riteshtechie's Avatar
    riteshtechie is offline Software Developer
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    880

    Default How To: Update NOD32 offline (Use at your own risk!)

    Edit Note by Corrine:

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I consulted with a member of the ESET team and was advised:



    there’s more to the update process then simply copying files from one location to another and while I cannot recall ever seeing a crash as a result of doing this, I have seen some pretty funky behavior out of the software from following this method.

    So, in a nutshell, I wouldn’t recommend doing this.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    In this tutorial I will tell you how you can update your NOD32 offline (without any internet connection). First of all, you need a PC with NOD32 installed in it, and the one which is up to date (for e.g. your friend PC who always update his NOD32). In that PC, go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET. (This path is hidden, to view this path go to Folder options > View > click on Show hidden files and uncheck Hide protected system files)

    Now copy the folder updfiles to any storage medium either pen drive or CD. Than go to the target machine and go to the same path and replace the folder updfiles with the one in the pen drive or CD.

    So this is all done, you have just updated your NOD32, Now you have to do a final step just open NOD32 from, and click on "Update virus signature database". And, you're done.
    Last edited by Corrine; 8th August 2009 at 02:19. Reason: add warning

  2. #2
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,559

    Default

    Nice; hope this helps someone

  3. #3
    nitinagarwal1988's Avatar
    nitinagarwal1988 is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Pilani, India
    Posts
    1,570

    Default

    ^ well i suppose it's something like illegal, get the updated signatures from someone who have license and then copy it if we are running out of license....?? will the database update without the requirement of license???

  4. #4
    rkonit's Avatar
    rkonit is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pilani, India
    Posts
    1,363

    Default

    gr8 piece of information. nice article Ritesh.
    For Windows 7 and Windows Vista, we can find updfiles at

    C:\ProgramData\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles

  5. #5
    Corrine's Avatar
    Corrine is offline Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    961

    Default

    Please see the edit note added.

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I consulted with a member of the ESET team and was advised:

    there’s more to the update process then simply copying files from one location to another and while I cannot recall ever seeing a crash as a result of doing this, I have seen some pretty funky behavior out of the software from following this method.

    So, in a nutshell, I wouldn’t recommend doing this.

  6. #6
    nitinagarwal1988's Avatar
    nitinagarwal1988 is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Pilani, India
    Posts
    1,570

    Default

    ^thanks corrine for this helpful update

  7. #7
    Joon9774 is offline New Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1

    Default

    It does not work. Is there anything to do in the update server. Should I let NOD 32 find the updates automatically or C:\nod_upd. Thanks.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22