System Hangs

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I have abt 30 pcs in the environment. from some time there is a strange problem in almost all pcs including server. They all become stucking or hanging or slow processing at 5 pm local time. I tried everything on it but cant find any solution for that. Please tell me any reason of it or any cure for that Thanks in advance

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hey man you might want to try and check you antivirus software such as mcafee which runs at a certain time, if it’s not configure correctly it will hug you processor at 100% check on this even symantec. it can be turndown to only 10% i was experiencing the same issue about a few years back, if thats not the problem look into you task manager processes and see what spiking your cpu at a high rate. start you check around 4:55pm sort it by highest.

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  • Naib Ali
    Thanks Buddy I, you r right I m using Mcafee Enterprise Version 8.5, may be thats the update may be the problem, I will check it, and tell me how to reduce processor usage to 10% as u told. Is it ok to use MCafee for Windows Server 2003 or should I try other Antivirus, Thanks again and waiting for ur reply....
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  • Schmidtw
    you should look into lighter footprint software, McAffee has a reputation for processor hogging.
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  • Pressler2904
    To my experience, both McAfee and Symantec antivirus solutions have a tendency to be processor hogs if left in the default configuration. While "throttling" their processor usage may seem to resolve your W/S and server hangs, I agree that a lighter footprint antivirus solution would be preferable. Try Sophos or Kapersky... There are others as well.
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  • Brien Posey
    You may want to check out the other types of software that you have installed too. Although anti virus software does regularly scan a system and run an update, it is not uncommon for other applications to do similar things. Even the Windows operating system performs automated maintenance tasks, although they are usually set to occur during idle periods. If you hit a dead end with the Anti virus thing, I recommend that you check out the operating system and the way that your other applications are configured.
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  • Yade
    You all said it all !
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