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Virus software and NT server

By jmclaughlin027 ·
I have recently installed new Anti-Virus Software on all my computers and managed by my NT Server. The bandwidth has decreased alot. Is there something I can do to increase the bandwidth with this software?

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by JIM-H In reply to Virus software and NT ser ...

Check into spreading out any auto-update settings that may be on the clients. Your clients may be hitting the NT box every 1 minute or something and this would not be necessary for security file changes or whatever.

Are you sure it is your bandwidth that is full? Are you getting this from accurate network baselines and monitoring or are there just latency complaints? You might have a slue of users not used to the anti-virus software running ever X number of times during the day and bogging down the CPU/Memory.

Let me know if you have any more details for me so we can investigate on troubleshooting bandwidth usage issues further.

Good Luck!
-Jim

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Virus software and NT ser ...

If you had installed Norton Antivirus, you can install Live update administrator , that one will pull all the downloads to that server, and you set the other servers and workstations to point to the one with the live update administrator utillity.
Leopold

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by chrisn In reply to Virus software and NT ser ...

You may also set-up your quarantine files to quarantin directly to the local machine rather than a server-hosted quarentine bin. By default most corporate AV apps will begin scanning each system in sequence. You could stop this network scanning and setup regular scanning on each box.

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by NetTek In reply to Virus software and NT ser ...

We had the same problem until we changed the client settings. For network traffic, our clients have the option to "Monitor both directions", "Monitor incoming files," and "Monitor outgoing files". We changed the option to "Monitor outgoing files" and it resolved the problem.

We figured we did not need to monitor incoming files, since most of the traffic comes from the server which is virus protected. Our main concern was protecting the network from the client releasing a virus (therefore, we monitor outgoing).

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