Weird interaction with McAfee antivirus spikes CPU usage

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

Status

()

Core
Networking: Cache
P3
normal
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
18 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: rhomolka, Assigned: neeti)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows NT
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
NT4 Service Pack 4.
Mozilla talkback M17
McAfee VirusScan 4.02
Strange.  When I surf some sites (Slashdot being one) my CPU load goes sky high.  
Weird thing is, the load comes from McAfee VirusScan, which jumps to 99% CPU.  
When I kill Mozilla, the load goes down.

If anyone wants me to do something on my box, I'd be open for it.  This is 
strange and I'd liek to know what's happening.

Comment 1

18 years ago
I see this too on my NT4 SP6 system.  usually related to cache activity?
Whenever it happens, I temporarily disable the virus scanner until moz has
finished playing with the cache.  I've wondered if the lack of filename
extensions on files in the cache has anything to do with this, but can't find
anything in the mcafee help about special treatment of extension-less files.

Comment 2

18 years ago
--> networking cache, on the assumptions of users (and logical, as virus
scanners would check the cache)
Assignee: asa → neeti
Component: Browser-General → Networking: Cache
QA Contact: doronr → tever
Confirming based on two sightings.

Gerv
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

18 years ago
I've haven't seen this behavior in quite awhile (at least 2 weeks). WFM now.

Comment 5

17 years ago
Has anyone seen this happening recently, or can we close this bug?

(Assignee)

Comment 6

17 years ago
resolving bug as WFM based on Sean's comments
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 7

15 years ago
VERIFIED/WFM:
I haven't heard any complaints of this at work (we use this).

I'm going to reopen if I have problems after loading my systems w/ the latest
version and scanning.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: tever → cacheqa
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