Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunbelt Software claim that VIPRE Antivirus and Spyware doesn't hog system resources and doesn't slow down a PC is just marketing hype and it's actually true.
It happened that after a cold reboot and when Vipre Antivirus scheduled scan is running (the process is SBAMsvc.exe), Vipre will take almost 100% of my computer processing power. That will last for almost 5-7 minutes. And that is really annoying.
This issue might as big as iPhone4 signal reception issue, but it still annoying.
Now for a quick fix to that CPU utilization problem caused by SBAMsvc.exe, here's what I do.
- Open Vipre Antivirus + Spyware
- Click on File -> Setting
- Click on the Scan OPtions tab
- Under Scan Settings, uncheck Enable rootkit detection (all of them - Quick, Deep System and Custom)
- Also uncheck the Include low-risk programs and click Ok.
http://getsatisfaction.com/sunbeltsoftware/topics/sbamsvc_exe_causing_100_cpu_utilization for more information on this issue.