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RE: Do we still need scheduled scan?
Dec 29 2005 02:37PM
Jared Ingersoll (jingersoll iconstructs com)
I recommend it. It's possible that a workstation could be infected prior
to the release of an update that includes that virus signature. I've
noticed that the real-time scan will sometimes not detect what's present
on the file system without a full disk scan.
Some real-time scans can be throttled down to use only a percent of
available resources, i.e. processor and disk time, so the scan could
goes unnoticed by the end user. Without this, the virus software will
often utilize nearly 90% of available resources, and that's what will
slow the system down. I believe McAfee has this feature.
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Subject: Do we still need scheduled scan?
If we have already implemented virus scan at the gateway, on the mail
server, on individual servers, and real time scan on
do we still need scheduled, e.g., weekly, scan on workstations and
as well as servers?
Schdeuled scans really slow down some machines.
Any comments are appreciated.
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