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MCaffee Antivirus causes slow down

By rob.grant ·
We have the antivirus agent installed on all the machines and it inevitably causes slow down on them. It is not a real problem however apart from on those running C compilers such as Watcom. During compiling Mcaffee cuts in every time the file is accessed - compile times there become stupidly long. Disabling the Virus Checker or not virus checking that directory is not an acceptable solution. If there is nothing else that can be done, is there a better virus checker out there?

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by rickh9 In reply to MCaffee Antivirus causes ...

While I haven't used Mcaffee in a few years isn't there a way to exclude file extensions in the configuration. In this way you would avoid having to have to scan certain file types when saving compiling or transferring.
As far as is there a better virus checker you may get many different opinions. Here we use Norton Anti-Virus by Symantec. We consider it to be more stable on the desktops and servers, faster and more thorough as well as more flexable in situations such as yours. Our softwaredept. has no problems and I know our primary developers are using it as we speak since the enteprise version allows us to check status and manage remotely (Uses MMC).
It works and it works well.

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by Mikel~T In reply to MCaffee Antivirus causes ...

You can specify which extensions to scan, or you can setup the system scan, which runs continuously, to only scan program files. This change will allow for the computers to get back some of their processing power, and any new files that are opened,or moved will be scanned without reducing the protection level on your computer.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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by joescalia In reply to MCaffee Antivirus causes ...

We are currently using MCaffe 4.5 on a NT 4.0 O/S. You can schedule it to scan daily, weekly and so forth. Right click on the shield icon and I believe it will be there or in the programs menu bar. I do agree that Norton is more stable than MCaffee however I would try this and it should help you. It does for us since we have it scheduled on each pc for 6am daily. Come 8am or so it should be all completed.
Good Luck

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by bla_alex In reply to MCaffee Antivirus causes ...

first: let mcafee not scan all files and directory's

2e: don't scan every day (not a tacitical solution)

alex

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by jwbarrios In reply to MCaffee Antivirus causes ...

I HAVE USED MCAFEE AND I PERSONALLY DONT LIKE IT... NOW I HAVE USED NORTON ANTI VIRUS WHICH HAS FREE UPDATES ... AND EASY TO CONFIGURE TO YOUR NEEDS... ALSO, INOCULATEIT BY COMPUTER ASSC. IS ALSO GOOD IT HAS AN AUTODOWNLOAD OPTION AND DOES NOT SLOW THE SYSTEM DOWN... EXCEPT AT STARTUP... BUT U CAN MANAGE WHEN U WANT TO SCAN...

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