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Security, hacker detection & forensics FAQ

Speed applicaions startup

McAfee seems to slow the start of some applications by campyracr
Posted: 7 Mar 06 (Edited 8 Mar 06)

McAfee can be configured to scan all applications as they start.  Many applications use Java(r) for some or all of their code.  The .jre files when scanned by McAfee can slow the application startup considerably.

One method is to stop the McAfee service each time the application is started.  This is effective if it is a seldom used application.

The following will show simple steps to vastly improve the performance of this application in this environment, by excluding the directories with the application and it's associated .jre files.  

1)     Right mouse click on the My Computer Icon and select ôManageö .  On the left select Services and search the right pane for McAfee framework and stop the service.

2)     On the taskbar in the system tray right mouse click on the McAfee icon, and select VirusScan Console.

3)     Select ôUnlock User Interfaceö using the appropriate password if locked

4)     Select the ôOn-Access Scannerö by Right-mouse clicking on it, then select Properties.

5)     Select the All Process icon then the Detection tab

6)     Select the Exclusions button at the bottom right

7)     A new window will open labeled ôSet Exclusionsö  Scan on the left under the ôItemö heading for the target folder e.g. C:\program Files\IBM or wherever the target program is installed on the PC.  If it is not listed press the Add button.

8)     Browse to the appropriate folder and select OK

9)     Continue to press OK until you are back at the Virus Scan Console, Press on the Tools menu and select ôLock User Interfaceö.

10)     Right mouse click on the My Computer Icon and select ôManageö .  On the left select Services and search the right pane for McAfee framework and restart the service.

11)     Browse to the target program and observe the break-neck speed of program's start.

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