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emagcp
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EngineServer.exe runs high CPU Usage

I am runing VirusScan 8.7i with sp3 and scan enginee 5400.1158. There is a trouble that I never saw when using 8.5i.

Somehow it's quite stragne that engineserver.exe runs automatically for 2~5 mins when I run programs, especially outlook. It will break out my work with high cpu usage.

I noticed that it often happened when I ran pattern update or continue using this notebook without shutdown for 5~7 days. So the only way I can do is reboot my notebook or close all programs. I guess maybe there are too much garbage so it needs to take a reset. But sometime it didn't work no mater what I do. So I realy like to know why this process runs so often, and how to fix it.

Any suggestion? Thanks.

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Re: EngineServer.exe runs high CPU Usage

Thanks for reply, but the version I used is the last one. This problem seems not solved yet.

Anyway I get a very important message. This problem is something about McAfee & Outlook.Because this issue never happened in my another pc without outlook.

I do wish McAfee will improve this as soon as possible. Otherwise I will change another product.

Re: EngineServer.exe runs high CPU Usage

Hi- I have this same exact problem.  I'm running VS8.7i w/ P3 and McAfee Agent 4.5.0 on Windows XP and Windows 7.  This problem seems to happen when it does an AutoUpdate task.  My Windows 7 computer is a HP dc5800, Intel C2D 3.0GHz, 3GB RAM and it takes it to a halt for 5-7 minutes.  I tried disabling "Global Updating" on ePO but that didn't make a difference.  I'm holding off on migrating my site to VS8.7i because of issues like this.

Have you seen this KB article?  https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB59962

I just found it today and installed the hotfix.  We'll see tonight when my computer does an AutoUpdate if it makes any difference.

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