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ESET Endpoint Antivirus - Not Updating?

posted 22 May 2016, 07:48 by Andrew at Lycom   [ updated 22 May 2016, 07:49 ]
I've worked my way through lots of Antivirus products.  Over time I've come to prefer the simpler, less resource hungry ones.  And reliability is the key - you need something that is robust and will just work quietly in the background. I came to love the Network Associates Viruscan products which did just that.  In recent times I have been a big fan of ESET Antivirus - I have it on most of the servers and desktops I look after.  I love the way it doesn't need my time! I check occasionally to make sure it's still there, but by and large it just keeps doing the protecting business.

So, I had a rare opportunity to do some troubleshooting with it recently when one of my servers emailed me reporting a problem downloading updates.

It's a quick fix 

in the server console, using the 'clear update cache' button solved it and I downloaded the AV update manually.

Actually, I need to do so little with it I'm often a bit rusty on the finer points of the ESET interface, but I think that's a sign of success! Especially when I think of the time spent in the past fiddling with the Norton Antivirus configuration widgets on various desktops fixing various things ...