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Can Windows SteadyState detect the NOD32 anti-virus software and the Spyware Doctor ? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

     

    First, thank you for your studying my questions. Can Windows SteadyState detect the NOD32 anti-virus software and the Spyware Doctor ? If it can't detect them, what can I do ? I hope I can receive your response as soon as you can because I want to install it on my computer now.

     

    Tony Carfield

    Monday, December 22, 2008 4:20 AM

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    Hi Tony, unfortunately, NOD32 antivirus is not officially supported by Windows SteadyState currently. We do not have existing script for it. As we do not support custom script development in this forum, you will need to write your own custom update script. When you write a custom script, please pay attention to the following:

     

    1. Custom scripts must be written so that they return only after actions in the custom script have been completed.

     

    2. If a custom script update on a Windows SteadyState computer requires any resources during a scheduled update, such as a valid network connection, the resource must be available at the time of the update.

     

    3. If NOD32 shows any blocking UI (for example, a dialog that requires user interaction), then the updates will fail.

     

    Also, you can refer to the following thread regarding script:

     

    Script with schedule update at certain time and disk protection on and set to remove changes

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1951048&SiteID=17

     

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 5:37 AM
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    Thank you for the update, Tony. Currently, Windows SteadyState detects and includes scripts for updating the following security products:

     

    ·                    Computer Associates eTrust 7.0

    ·                    McAfee VirusScan

    ·                    Windows Defender

    ·                    TrendMicro 7.0

     

    This feature can work with other antivirus or security products. If you have a desire to use an antivirus or security product other than those listed, you can prepare a signature update script for it as described in your antivirus software manual. And of course, for Spyware Doctor, we need to manually create a update script for it. However, please understand as a third party security program, I'm not very familiar on its update way comparing with NOD32. Thank you for your time on checking them together on the shared computer.

     

    Merry X'mas and enjoy the holidays!

    Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:34 AM

All replies

  •  

     

    Hi Tony, unfortunately, NOD32 antivirus is not officially supported by Windows SteadyState currently. We do not have existing script for it. As we do not support custom script development in this forum, you will need to write your own custom update script. When you write a custom script, please pay attention to the following:

     

    1. Custom scripts must be written so that they return only after actions in the custom script have been completed.

     

    2. If a custom script update on a Windows SteadyState computer requires any resources during a scheduled update, such as a valid network connection, the resource must be available at the time of the update.

     

    3. If NOD32 shows any blocking UI (for example, a dialog that requires user interaction), then the updates will fail.

     

    Also, you can refer to the following thread regarding script:

     

    Script with schedule update at certain time and disk protection on and set to remove changes

    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1951048&SiteID=17

     

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 5:37 AM
  • Hi Sean Zhu,

     

    Thanks for your response and help. Now, I understand more how to update the signature files of NOD32 with a custom script. How about Spyware Doctor. Does Spyware Doctor update its files with the way like NOD32 ? I hope I can hear your opinion soon. However, I will try to install Windows SteadyState on my shared computer. Finally, I want to say to you in advance, "Merry Christmas !"

     

    Tony Carfield

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008 8:33 AM
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    Thank you for the update, Tony. Currently, Windows SteadyState detects and includes scripts for updating the following security products:

     

    ·                    Computer Associates eTrust 7.0

    ·                    McAfee VirusScan

    ·                    Windows Defender

    ·                    TrendMicro 7.0

     

    This feature can work with other antivirus or security products. If you have a desire to use an antivirus or security product other than those listed, you can prepare a signature update script for it as described in your antivirus software manual. And of course, for Spyware Doctor, we need to manually create a update script for it. However, please understand as a third party security program, I'm not very familiar on its update way comparing with NOD32. Thank you for your time on checking them together on the shared computer.

     

    Merry X'mas and enjoy the holidays!

    Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:34 AM
  • Here is how I solved the problem...

    First I am using the business edition with a local server that downloads updates from eset hourly, and makes them available on the local network.

    Second I have set all my machines to check the local server for updates every 15 minutes, and immediately after each reboot.  Since the updates come from a local machine, I don't worry about the frequency.  If a machine gets rebooted during the day it updates itself.

    Finally I have SteadyState run the following script at the close of each day:

    =================================================
    echo off
    sleep 1200
    shutdown -s -c "system update completed"
    =================================================

    All it does is wait for 20 minutes to make sure NOD32 has the latest updates then shutdown the machine.  The only problem with this is that you must wait for SteadyState disk protection to save changes when the machines are rebooted in the morning.  Since this is done using wake-on-lan well before our library opens, it doesn't matter.

    If the initial boot delay is a problem for you, you should try leaving off the shutdown command, and see if SteadyState will do the disk update then shutdown...
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 9:38 PM