Eset Offline Updating

In order to Update ESET offline. You need to gather update files for the current update version from a machine that is up to date and whose update cache has not been cleared as we will get it from the cache then transfer. This has been tested upto ESET4 Business Edition and may vary slightly in newer versions if at all.
The steps are simple and can be done via GUI or Commandline in this case commandline:

  • Make a directory to put update Files
  • Navigate to the Directory with ESET Update Files
  • Copy all nup and ver files
  • Zip and move to machine with missing updates
  • Configure Eset on the machine to pick updates from the specified folder
  • Update Eset

Make Directory to Put update Files

Open Command Prompt and create a directory in a place of your choice. In this case we will use eset_upd

C:\>mkdir eset_upd

Navigate to Directory with ESET Update Files

On the Same Command Prompt :

C:\>cd C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles

On GUI it looks like this:

Eset Update Files in Cache

Eset Update Files in Cache

Copy all Nup and Ver Files

Nup Files – are the actual Updates
Ver Files – are those that contain version information about the ESET Update and which servers to pick them from.
We will use the copy command for this:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles>copy *.nup c:\eset_upd

Next the Ver Files

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\Updfiles>copy *.ver c:\eset_upd

Results if successful should be as below:

Successful Update Collection

Successful Update Collection

Configure ESET to update offline

To do this:

  • extract or copy your eset updates to a folder of your choice on an out of date machine.
  • Open Eset , Click Setup and then Enter entire advanced setup tree.
  • In the Update Tab click Profiles then add a new one call it local
  • Next Select active profile as local and click edit on the update servers tab
  • Add your folder path as the server address in my case it’s :

    C:\updates

  • Setup should now be as below:

    Eset Setup Offline Server

    Eset Setup Offline Server

Just go back to your Eset Dashboard and update.

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