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Kudos0

scan performance profiles???????????

I was looking at my norton settings and saw this about scan performane profiles? It has 3 options- full scan, standard trust, and high trust. I want the maximum securty so what do you reccomend I put it on? Also if I change it will it impact my computers speed and performanc or will it just affect the length of the scans?

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Kudos0

Re: scan performance profiles???????????

I was looking at my norton settings and saw this about scan performane profiles? It has 3 options- full scan, standard trust, and high trust. I want the maximum securty so what do you reccomend I put it on? Also if I change it will it impact my computers speed and performanc or will it just affect the length of the scans?
Kudos0

Re: scan performance profiles???????????

This is for Norton Insight.  Select Full Scan if you do not want to use Norton Insight.  Select Standard Scan to get Standard Trust, or High Trust to High Trust.  High Trust requires very little Scanning; Standard requires moderate Scanning; Full Scan requires all Files to be Scanned.  If you put it on High or Standard, your Scan Times will be reduced by about half, if you had it on Full Scan before, e.g. Full Scan takes 1-hour; if put on Standard, it will probably take 30minutes, and High Trust 15minutes.

It should not affect computer performence.

Please see this Blog for More Details: http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Protection-Blog/Norton-2009-A-message-from-the-performance-team/ba-p/23107#A200.

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Re: scan performance profiles???????????

Hi GreatNate1312,

 

A key supporting innovation in Norton 2009 products is a new technology called Norton Insight that reduces the need to scan files in the first place. Norton Insight was born as a result of Symantec's research to avoid performance slowdown during file based scanning. Its initial project name was SAPHIRE, which stands for “Scan less by Avoiding Proven High Incident Recurring Entities”. Norton Insight is intelligence-driven technology that builds on the results of billions of scans on millions of computers. Symantec uses advanced data mining techniques to rate the security reputation of applications. As a result, Norton Insight can identify which files are at risk, and which are not, allowing faster, fewer, shorter scans. On your own computer, Norton Insight tracks changes to your own system, so the security status of every file and process is tracked and viewable - providing you with some security insight of your own. Leveraging data from millions of Norton Community members, Norton Insight allows the Norton security products to avoid scanning any files that are commonly found on most computers and statistically determined to be trusted, for faster, fewer, shorter scans.

 

Norton Insight catalogs interesting files on the system, and assigns a SHA256 value to the file. A secure connection is established from the client to the Norton Insight backend system. The client provides the backend with the SHA256 value of the file and a lookup is performed in the backend database. If a match is found, the trust attributes associated with the file are returned to the client. The client then assigns the trust attributes to the file. It’s important to note that a file will lose its trust attributes if it is even slightly modified. The trusting performed by Norton Insight depends on it's settings(Standard Trust by default).

 

Scan performance profiles determine how trust values assigned to a file affect the performance impact of scanning and analyzing the file. Norton users can set performance profiles to one of the following:


Full Scan: The file is always scanned regardless of any Norton Insight attributes being present. This basically means that Norton Insight is not used to reduce scanning impact.
Standard Trust: The file is skipped if the file is trusted by Symantec, i.e. Community Trusted or Symantec Trusted. This is the default setting.
High Trust: The file is skipped if trusted by Symantec or if the file is signed, i.e. Community Trusted, Symantec Trusted, Microsoft Catalog Signed, or Authenticode Signed.

 

Yogesh

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