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nod32 AV blocking access to UNC path


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Hi,

I'm on windows 10 Ent. (10.0.14393), eset nod32 antivirus 10.0.369.0, both fully updated.

I'm trying to reach open a UNC path, let's call it "\\server\d$",

and it's failing with "the specified network name is no longer available" Windows error.

If I select eset's Pause Protection first, it works and I get asked for username / password, which is the normal behaviour.

All references to similar issues I've found point to the firewall section of Smart Security, but I don't have smart security, I just have the antivirus version. 

I've tried disabling "Web Access Protection" entirely, and still nod32 is blocking access.

 

Can someone help?  :-)

 

Thanks,

Luca

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It was the freaking HIPS.  Changing mode from auto to smart allows the connection.  

This is the sort of problem I was trying to avoid when I switched from smart security to the simple antivirus version, several years ago.  Now apparently the "antivirus" version is becoming more intrusive too... 

 

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spoke too soon.  the only thing certain is that pausing protection works 100% to allow connectivity.  I uninstalled nod32 for the time being.

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