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Registered: ‎12-04-2008

Symantec Antivirus for Linux

rtvscand is capturing 95% of CPU during compiles. This is slowing the system down dramatically. Is there a workaround to prevent this issue aside from shutting down the rtvscand service? This is a brand new Dell Core2 Duo with 4 GB ram - RHEL 5.2 workstation. The PC is used for software developement so there are multiple compilers loaded along with VMWare. Have I overlooked something in the configuration or is this typical? It seems that the only time the issue arises is when the user compiles the software that they are developing.
Stu Rootkit Eradicator
Rootkit Eradicator
Posts: 5,210
Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Symantec Antivirus for Linux

I really never heard about a virus for Linux. Are you sure it is malware?
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Posts: 5,302
Registered: ‎07-29-2008

Re: Symantec Antivirus for Linux

I think, the issue is with Business product(Symantec AntiVirus) and not the Consumer Product (Norton AntiVirus/ Norton Internet Security). If you can post the same in the forum for Symantec Business Products, you may get more feedback.