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Zero Impact Virus Scanning

Created: 23 Jun 2009 • Updated: 20 Jul 2011 | 7 comments
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If a company can bring out a product that defrags your hard drive with zero impact to your system, im sure Symantec can work on the impact caused while running a full system scan

We need a anti virus product which is lean and zero impact so it feels you dont even have a symantec antivirus product installed!

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Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

I agree...but this is an Ideal situation that will never happen...
However if you see the Performance impact  of RTM to MR4MP2 ..SEP has come a far way...and SEP developers are contantly thinking about how to bring down the Performance Impact...
But more security and more performance are inversely proportional.
On one hand you tell Auto-protect to constantly scan whenever any file is accessed or modified...on the other hand you say I shouldn't feel it is scanning.

But if SEP comes to a stage when even after having such a big foot print it is negligible in performance it will become a dream product for any administrator.

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Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

If symantec comes up with its Whitelist  approach on system files it might become Zero impact virus scanning..
As it will only scan new files or modified files and it will not scan the same files again and it will not scan system files and known files as they will be whitelisted..
It will really become a dream product..

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Rob374's picture

Very Interesting concept - I like!!!

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Zoidberg's picture

Here is the current way that SEP is able to do a bit of performance tuning for the scan:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security....

It is located in SEPM under Policies,
edit the AV policy
choose Administrator-defined Scans
Edit the Administrator On-demand Scan
choose Advanced Scanning Options
Then under the Tuning tab has the 3 options

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Ian_C.'s picture

Hi Zoidberg.

It seems you link is broken. Doesn't even do the normal generic documentation page, but actually says the document can't be found. Please fix.

Please mark the post that best solves your problem as the answer to this thread.
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Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

Its always easier to decrease the security to increase the performance..but the challenge is to increase both at the same time..

Vikram Kumar

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Paul Murgatroyd's picture

I think SEP12 goes a long way to delivering this :-)

Paul Murgatroyd
Principal Product Manager, Symantec Endpoint Protection
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