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Speed issues w/network antivirus program

By BarryVG ·
Company recently installed Symantec Corportate Antivirus package. Works quite well, updating systems regularly. However, some users are reporting a slowness in their system operation. Could this be related to the client part of the virus protection program?

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by MCS-1 In reply to Speed issues w/network an ...

It may be? I have a client who was talking about the same thing. For a few hours one afternoon he shut down the Net and removed NAV Corporate out of the loop and things were woking fast and slick. After implementing it again things slowed down on some systems. He told me WinXP was affected more than the 2000 systems. I believe they are now using Sophos or something ...

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by BarryVG In reply to Speed issues w/network an ...

Did some more research and found the program was set to scan the mapped drives whenever a network file is open. Removed the network setting, leaving the workstation alone. Server will monitor network files. Thanks for your input. Greatly appreciated.

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by VinnyD In reply to Speed issues w/network an ...

I have found that certain applications the users are using cause slow downs when using any antivirus program.

It happens when the antivirus program is set to scan file extensions that certain programs use.

One place had terrible slowdowns because the accounting software they use has there data files in *.DAT extensions. The norton antivirus scans the whole file each time it is opened causing the application to run very slowly. Why? The accounting files were huge and it has to scan them each time the accounting program opens them.

Once I had found that, we configured the norton corp. av program to not scan those file extensions.

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by BarryVG In reply to Speed issues w/network an ...

Found a similar reference at Symantec's Knowledgebase, just had to dig a lot. See above comment about removing network scanning by workstation. Thanks for your input. Greatly appreciated.

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by BarryVG In reply to Speed issues w/network an ...

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