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Ridiculous memory usage from On-Acess Scan

I am a college student, and my college requires any computers connecting to the network to use McAfee.

So I have installed it and it's using an average of 2GB of memory while my PC is just idling. When running a program I can get close to 4GB of memory usage(Max memory on my laptop).

I'm about ready to just disable the on access scanner and run Avast in the backround for on-access scanning.

Is there an option somewhere where I can limit mem usage or what it scans?
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RE: Ridiculous memory usage from On-Acess Scan



Looks as if you are using an enterprise version of McAfee.. If yes please post in the corp section of the forums with more detauls of the operating system and installed applications and version of McAfee.
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RE: Ridiculous memory usage from On-Acess Scan

Thread moved provisionally to Corporate. What version of VirusScan is this? Did you thoroughly remove any previous anti-virus application before installing?
Also what operating system and service pack is this?

Disabling applications in the manner described will cause malfunctions, errors etc. and running another anti-virus will most definitely cause problems.

Check your machine for malware using the free version of these two applications. Update them before running and let them clean everything they find and reboot if asked to.

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

That memory usage while it seems a bit high to me, shouldn't be of concern - it's the CPU usage that causes slow downs. Assuming that it's the Task Manager that you are looking at.
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RE: Ridiculous memory usage from On-Acess Scan

Being answered on your other thread http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?p=574946#post574946 locking this one.
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