2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 29, 2010 12:00 PM by April Jacobs

    Mcafee 8.5i mcshield.exe utilizing cpu resources.

      We are currently using EPO 4.0, Agent v4.0.0.1444 and VSE 8.5i, I currently have a task in EPO setup to start a full scan on all workstation around 12am every day and to utilize 20% of the system resources. But for some reason the system is scanning until 2:29PM and this is greatly degrading the system's performance.

       

      Here is the OnDemandScanLog.txt:

       

      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Boot sectors cleaned : 0
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files scanned        : 61161
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files with detections: 0
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    File detections      : 0
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files cleaned        : 0
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files deleted        : 0
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files not scanned    : 35
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Run time             : 14:21:59
      1/14/2010    2:22:02 PM    Scan Complete    PC4349\mcafee    (managed) Full System Scan 8.5

       

      1/21/2010    12:00:09 AM    Engine version =5400.1158
      1/21/2010    12:00:09 AM    AntiVirus   DAT version =5866.0000
      1/21/2010    12:00:09 AM    Number of detection signatures in EXTRA.DAT =None
      1/21/2010    12:00:09 AM    Names of detection signatures in EXTRA.DAT  =None
      1/21/2010    12:00:02 AM    Scan Started    PC4349\mcafee    (managed) Full System Scan 8.5
      1/21/2010    12:04:34 AM    Not scanned (The file is encrypted)     mcafee    c:\Documents and Settings\dilksb\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK96\CF-DLW-ADP-HR.zip\ADDRESSES.xls   
      1/21/2010    12:04:34 AM    Not scanned (The file is encrypted)     mcafee    c:\Documents and Settings\dilksb\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK96\CF-DLW-ADP-PY.zip\BOND_SPEC_DATA.xls   
      1/21/2010    12:04:35 AM    Not scanned (The file is encrypted)     mcafee    c:\Documents and Settings\dilksb\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\OLK96\DE_20091002.zip\dlw_mpay_20091002-0300.txt   
      1/21/2010    6:38:17 AM    Not scanned (The file is encrypted)     mcafee    c:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\ScanFile\927ae6fc-c954-4150-8ed2-8b11727c6ced\p ackage9.cab\1480051   
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Scan Summary
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Processes scanned    : 65
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Processes detected   : 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Processes cleaned    : 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Boot sectors scanned : 2
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Boot sectors detected: 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Boot sectors cleaned : 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files scanned        : 61294
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files with detections: 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    File detections      : 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files cleaned        : 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files deleted        : 0
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Files not scanned    : 33
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Summary    PC4349\mcafee    Run time             : 14:29:30
      1/21/2010    2:29:32 PM    Scan Complete    PC4349\mcafee    (managed) Full System Scan 8.5

       

      I think the possible reason is because the scan is set to use 20% of the system resource that is why is taking this long to scan. Is this correct?

       

      I would like to know what are the best way to setup this full on demand scan. Should I start earlier? Is there a way to setup so that the scan uses up to 80% of the system resources during off hours and when the PC is idle??

       

      What would be the best practice??Any advice would be appreciated.

      Thanks..