03-23-2010 10:28 PM
Navdx.exe is used when you run a scan with the Norton AntiVirus Rescue disks or the Emergency disks.
For complete instructions read the following link,
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04-02-2010 06:49 PM
I've downloaded NED - Norton Emergency Disks.
I've downloaded the latest Sysmantic virus definition files - out of the I32 series.
I've downloaded EICAR - the "standard test virus".
I've put'em all together.
NAVDX *seems* to be working - it looks good! - it seems to scan my C:\-drive, a FAT32 2gb system, in about eight minutes.
PROBLEM IS, it doesn't detect the EICAR test virus.
AND THIS FORCES ME TO QUESTION NAVDX. Does it work, really work? Or, am I "doing something wrong"? I've tried scanning with the /ZIP switch - with the /S (subdirectory) switch. I've tried switches that seem reasonable. I used the options inherent in the directory. I've tried ...
... NAVDX *looks* good. But I don't feel that I can depend upon it 'less it detects what is, after all, the ***standard***, the absolute-basement-standard, for virus-checking. If it can't detect EICAR ... how can I depend upon it?
I will add that Norton Antivirus v4.0 ("NAVC", "NAVTSR", and "NAV") ***DO*** detect this virus. As does the Norton Antivirus "freebie" - it runs under Windows 9x, it came-out *just before* v5.0.
But not NAVDX.
What am I doing wrong?
04-05-2010 06:59 PM - last edited on 04-06-2010 04:28 AM by TomV
Perhaps I shouldn't mention this HERE - but I will, 'cause it's true and it's fair - that I have now downloaded the TRIAL/DEMO version of Saphos. And Saphos found - in its "quick scan" mode - the CRYPTOR-3728 virus in CDCR.EXE and CDU.EXE (both part of CDR20); it found MAL/GENERIC-A in GNUChess, v4.15; and it found MAL/HckPk-D in MIRC.EXE. Thankfully, I'd used NONE of these - they've been "sitting" on my HD for a few years. But it found'em. And NAVDX didn't ... WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? I'd *rather* use Norton/Sysmantic products - I've been using'em for several decades. I'd rather. But I need competant antiviral protection, not just "something that looks good".
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