I am having an issue with mcafee on-access causing spss to open VERY slowly, as in about 5 minutes to open. If I turn off the on-access, then spss opens in a couple seconds. If I have the task manager open to processes, I can watch mcafee chew up the cpu when I try to open spss. Once spss opens, if I close it and try to open again, it is fine. Opens no problem.
Issue is, These are lab computers and multiple people log in and each person would have this log open time.
I have moved from 8.7 enterprise to 8.8, no change. I tried changing spss versions from 19 to 21, no change. I even added and exclusion in mcafee on-access properties and it still opens slowly. I do use ePo for mcafee policies and so the exclusion is pushed to all machines.
Is there a file for mcafee that I can edit to stop this scanning? or some other steps I can take? I really need to stop on-access from scanning for no reason.
Moved from Business/general to VSE for better attention.
Having the same problem with SPSS 19 in a computer lab running Windows 7 x64. Takes 3-5 min for SPSS to open. Disabling Virusscan or not having it scan launched applications removes the problem. McAfee we need this fixed.
Message was edited by: blackpowder on 10/25/12 9:13:38 AM CDT
I had that issue with version 19 as well. Disabling the on-access scanner would do it but that is not a fix. At that rate, I may as well ditch mcafee. I even made an exclusion for the whole ibm folder for spss and that does not help.
Well I know what is going on, that's not the issue. On-access ties up 100% of 1 cpu but also the whole disk, preventing anything else from happening till it is done scanning. I need to stop this from happening.
That's it though, I know what the bottleneck is. I am trying to find a way to stop it. The bottleneck is the on-access scanner, scanning spss as it tries to open. AS I said, if I turn off the on-access, then there is no bottleneck. Obviously that is not the answer though, but apparently making an exclusion is also not the answer.
So, I know the choke point. I need an answer for why or how to stop it.