ProTip for VSE: On Demand Scan Performance Changes in VSE 8.8 Patch 5 and Later

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    VirusScan Enterprise (VSE) 8.8 Patch 5 has adjusted how the ODS performance tab setting "System Utilization" works.

    • At "Low" we use 1 thread per CPU up to 8, even if there are more CPUs available.
    • At "Below Normal" we use 1 thread per CPU up to 12, even if there are more CPUs available.
    • At "Normal" we use 1 thread per CPU up to 16, even if there are more CPUs available.

      NOTE: Most environments will not need to raise the CPU count because the specified number of threads will be more than adequate to complete a scan in a timely manner.

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