All University-owned desktops and laptops use ESET NOD32. This guide will show how to check to see if your virus scan software is up to date and how to do a complete scan of your computer. If your computer lacks ESET Virus Scan, please contact the Help Desk.
The easiest way to quickly assess nod32's security status is to just glance at the icon in the system tray. It's color coded to let you know how secure (or insecure) your system is.
Green is normal, no problems detected. It also animates slightly when it's updating itself.
Yellow means caution, you are either behind on updates to nod32 or behind on critical Windows updates.
Red is bad, it means there is a serious problem detected.
Here's what's being shown in each screenshot.
1. By default Windows 7 will hide any inactive icons in the system tray. This is actually a good quick visual indicator, as you'll only see the nod32 icon if it's updating (and green) or if it's changed colors to indicate a problem. (Unless you ignore it while it's another color for a while.)
2. If you hit the arrow it'll display the inactive icons.
3. You can right click on the nod32 icon to bring up a menu to call on a scan or check for updates quickly.
4. You can also double click on the icon to bring up the nod32 window.
5. If you switch to the update tab you can visually verify that the data files are up to date.
6. You can also call and watch an update progress here.
7. And confirm that there's no update available.
Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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