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Created: 16 Aug 2012 • Updated: 17 Sep 2012 | 12 comments
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is it possible that scanning will be affect on system speed?

 

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Swapnil khare's picture

Make sure Policy below is not implemented however Regular scan should be scheduled , ie weekly Scan in the Entire network.

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    How to turn off Active Scan when new definitions arrive?

Solution:    -Open the Symantec Endpoint Manager
-Click on the (policies) tab on the far left side

-Highlight (Antivirus and Antispyware) under the (View Policies) column

-Highlight the policy in question under the (Antivirus and Antispyware Policies) window. If you have not created a new policy, select the existing policy.

-Within the middle column under (Tasks) select (Edit the Policy)

-A new window will open.

-From the new window, there will be a menu on the left side, select (Administrator-defined Scans)

-From the (Administrator-defined Scans) window on the right side select the (Advanced) tab

-Unselect (Run an Active Scan when new definitions arrive)

-Click OK

-Either update the policy from the manager/client, or wait for the next update cycle

 The DefWatch QuickScan has been renamed to an Active Scan in SEP 11

 

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Swapnil khare's picture

If above policy is implemented SEP will scan as soon as new defination are pushed or pulled by the Client .

Might make little difference during normal business hours.

 

 

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.Brian's picture

Depends on what version you're on and the specs of your machine. 11.x you might see a performance hit. 12.1 has a much better scan engine and at least for me performance has been great.

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Swapnil khare's picture

If your SEPM is at 12.1 then disabling active scan will be done through steps below

Open  the SEPM console

Hi,

1) Open  the SEPM console using the credentials

2) click on the Policy tab

3) Click on the Virus and Spyware Protection policy that has been assigned to the group on which you see the active scans are running.

4) Click on the Administartor Defined Scans

5) Click on the Advanced Tab

6) Uncheck the Option of "Run an active scan when new definition arrives" and save the policy.

Hope above all Helps!!!

 

 

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Swapnil khare's picture

Robin any luck did any of above helped ?

 

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NRaj's picture

Check this.

  • Ensure Scan Tuning options are set for “Best Application Performance”:

http://service1.symantec.com/support/ent-security.nsf/docid/2008082509323748

  • Consider using multithreading during scheduled scans:

http://service1.symantec.com/support/ent-security.nsf/docid/2005062813030748

  • Consider utilizing the resumable scan feature:

http://service1.symantec.com/support/ent-security.nsf/docid/2005062806252148

Hope this helps.

Jackie007's picture

Try setting the scheduled scan for a different time during the day.  If the machines are never shut off, schedule the scan for in the evening or early morning.  If the machines are shut off at night and on weekends you could try setting the scan time for when the least amount of people would notice it, like when most people are on lunch. 

Or

  1. Open the SEP window
  2. Go to Scan for threats tab
  3. Edit  your scheduled scan
  4. Go to advanced scan options
  5. Go to tuning options
  6. In scan tuning options,either choose Best Application Performance or Balanced Performance.Test each configuration and choose what suits you best.
  7. You could also consider scanning up to a maximum of 3 compression levels.

 

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Jackie007's picture

hi Robin,

have you receive solution ?

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rs_cert's picture

I will check and update after any solution will work.

Swapnil khare's picture

Any luck with above suggestions ?

 

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rs_cert's picture

Hi- Till i am waiting for next scanning time after that i will come to know it work or not.

Thanks for reply...

John Santana's picture

so how's it going Robin ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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