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  • 12 gigs memory - Anti-virus on/off?

    New computer has 12 gigs of memory. In the past I would turn off all anti-virus like Mcafee when using Edius. With this much memory should I just leave it on?


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  • #2
    Antivirus always off during editing
    Last edited by SRsupport; 08-16-2009, 11:21 PM.
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    • #3
      If you have an Internet connection on that system, I would never disable AV.

      I have yet to hear of problems with AV software and Edius, but if you encounter problems, you can always exclude the Edius folder and possibly the project folders as well.


      • #4
        Disable all HD scanning, but do scan incoming files.
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        • #5
          I agree with Steve, disable anti-virus and also disconnect your modem.
          Ideally, there should be no web connection with an edit machine.
          Use your resources where they're most needed and this applies to most NLE's a fact well promoted by their manufacturers.


          • #6
            I don't have any virus or firewall software on my editing machine and most services not needed turned off. I don't think its wise to connect a PC directly to the internet. I have a hardware router/firewall and run an internal network with a PC just for email and browsing, one mostly for financial transactions, both of which have virus software and Zone Alarm( they used to be my editing PC's!!!), but the audio and video editing PC's have nothing. They are all on different zones too. Editing PC's only go to internet for program updates and the rest of the time interface is off. Even if you have just one PC I would still use a router/firewall to make the PC as invisible as possible.

            Ron Evans
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            • #7
              I have Symantec's Anti-virus. Leaving it on when I start EDIUS delays the BIN from displaying the files by up to 2 minutes. So - I turn it off the AV while EDIUS is running. No problems ....
              Edius 10 WG, Lenovo P72 workstation laptop, 64GB RAM, Xeon CPU, Windows 11 Pro (64 bits), 2 x 2TB Samsung M2.NVME and 1 x 4TB Samsung SSD internal. Panasonic UX180 camera, Blackmagic 4K Pocket Cinema


              • #8
                Anti-virus that has real-time file scanning (aka Real-time File Protection) slows down disk access. If you can turn off the real-time file scanning, or exclude all the type files that EDIUS uses (especially .avi, .m2t, .mpg, .wav, etc) it'll help.