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Dedicated Virus Scanner - Best Performance Settings

We have dedicated stand-alone virus scanning workstations (Win7 64-bit, 6GB Memory) running VSE 8.8 Patch 7 w/ hotfix that we would like to tweak the VSE configuration to get the fastest performance when scanning. Not really concerned if VSE takes all the CPU cycles since this is the only function those workstation perform.  Are there any suggested configuration settings within VSE to make it faster?

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Re: Dedicated Virus Scanner - Best Performance Settings

Moved to VSE for faster support.




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Re: Dedicated Virus Scanner - Best Performance Settings

Sorry but I should have mentioned that we use the workstations to mainly scan CDs/DVDs/Blu-Ray. No USB devices.

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Re: Dedicated Virus Scanner - Best Performance Settings

Please check VSE best practice guide here

Re: Dedicated Virus Scanner - Best Performance Settings

On-access scanning is your first line of defense from malware attacks. You must have on-access scanning enabled and configured to scan all files when reading. You should never turn off on-access scanning when reading from and writing to disk. Also, make sure you scan all types of files and not the default + additional file types. To configure on-access scanning when reading and writing files and for all files types scan using ePolicy Orchestrator, access VirusScan Enterprise 8.8.0, On-Access Default Processes Policies, and click Scan Items. Select the following settings: • Next to Scan files, click the following: • When writing to disk — Strongly suggested (Default = Enable) • When reading from disk — Required (Default = Enable) • Next to File types to scan, make sure you click All files

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Configuring what locations to scan Regular on-demand scans should, at a minimum, include the following McAfee default On-Demand Scan locations: • Memory for rootkits • Running processes • All local drives NOTE: To improve system performance during on-demand scanning of All local drives set the scanner system utilization to Below Normal or Low. Refer to Configuring system utilization to match system use. Configuring Essential Security 7. Configuring regular on-demand scans McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 13 • Cookies • Registry Click the following Scan Options: • Include subfolders • Scan boot sectors.

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