What does your list of exclusions look like?
Does it include the %USERPROFILES% variable?
I have nothing for exclusions. Should I? What should be excluded as a rule of thumb?
Here is an article with more information:
However, the exclusions in this case is not the issue. I was just asking due to a recent issue we were investigating.
How much memory is "half the memory"?
In addition, make sure that you install SP2 and the latest Antivirus MCP on the client.
The latest MCP patch has a newer engine and marked performance improvements.
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+
avservice is using up approx. 55%-60% of it during the scan. So, this is the weekly (every 7 days) scan that we run on machines that is causing avservice to act up. Also, the scan is taking almost 10-11 hours to complete.
We are on SP2 on the core and awaiting SP3 to apply the updates.
All bets are off unless you have the 04-28 MCP or later for Antivirus.