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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    I updated to 6.05 VDL4.11 which proceeded to play around with windows and stop certain computers logging on with a SVCHOST error. Maybe it wasn't linked but it sorted itself out when I went back a few versions.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    My Savservice is sitting at 55mb usage lol.
    As for your DB I would just remove the EM console stuff and run the removal bat (get this from Sophos Support) after a reboot. Try a reinstall at that point and it hopefully will work. Its not to bad resetting EM anyway. Only takes 15 minutes to get it setup again and rolling.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    i had to disable on-access scanning on my personal workstation. when i have a lot of stuff open, which is frequently, it was grinding to a halt. 512mb ram V6 Savservice is running at 30MB mem 38MB virtual mem

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    @ric, we looked at alternatives and for Sophos for us (300 users, with puremessage anti spam / virus as well as the clients) was about 4K cheaper. The alternatives claim to be competitive, but in reality the only one that came close was AVG but we had read a few bad reviews about it. Trend Micro said they wanted to get in there, we said quote us happy they came back with something like 8K for 5 years cover for all that lot, we said go back to the drawing board please, they came back with, wait for it, a quote that was 2K more than the previous as they missed the support contract out! So we said try again, and they said no can do. So Sophos is cheap, very cheap, but we have learnt cheap does not pay in this case. Trend's client had such a small footprint it was amazing, I think my clients used about 10mb memory running Trend VS 50mb running Sophos, and Trend I didnt need to run on its own server as it actually worked with something else, thus saving £2K on a new server just for Sophos. The morral of this story is Sophos still aint got it right, and that cheap does not always pay dividends.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    @john: I see you did your homework there. I would be interested to see how licening for terminal services/citrix works for trend. Since I only have 6 Citrix servers the cost may not be massive and I could keep all the other boxes on Sophos.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    @Ric, we literally tried and /or investigated every product out there when it came to renewal after, what I can only descibe as Sophos Hell. Strong phrase I know but the worst IT illiterate teachers are easier to deal with and give better results than they did.

    My favourite was Trend and if it wasn't so damed expensive then we would have that. I know a few businesses that use that and they like it, if it had been a few hundred £ more then yes we would have it, but the sheer cost difference being thousands meant it was a no go.

    I am not up on Citrix / TS licencing or usage at all so I cannot help there, but all I will say is if it works, and pricing seems ok but more than Sophos, do look at it, if it means you cannot get that shiny new Dual Core laptop I would sacrifice that for Trend as in my testing and usage of it for just over 1 month in an IT suite I much prefered it over Sophos.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    THe new version of sophos came out last night. We had the identical problems with CPU hitting 100% and processor sitting at 40mb. It was very frustrating as our supplier was loathed to admit that this was the problem. Instead blaming everything and everyone. 6.50 replaced 6.05 last night and the PCs are now working a lot better. I hope that this isn't a regular thing with Sophos as we just purchased it a month ago.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    Anyone got a 6.5 changelog yet?
    Had a look yesterday but sophos were silent about it.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    No change log, but would be interested to hear from others who have gone to 6.50 from 6 to see if the others memoy useage, cpu usage has decreased again back to times of old.

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    No change log, but would be interested to hear from others who have gone to 6.50 from 6 to see if the others memoy useage, cpu usage has decreased again back to times of old.
    Mine has updated to 6.50 but it seems there isn't any improvement. SavService now running at 33mb, SavMain 13mb.

    Anyone else got anything different?

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    My Savservice is at 49mb with the update. No diff for me

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    RouterNT 10,664K
    ManagementAgentNT.exe 10,664K
    SavService.exe 39,024K
    SavAdminService 2,736K

    we have 6.5 Damit.. if only Sophos wasnt soo cheap through the LEA I would use something else!!!!

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    Oh well, must fix mine to not update to V6.5 until I choose to let them go and ensure that the new budgets include a few thousand to ensure everything is on 512mb ram as a minimum

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    Re: Sophos V 6.0.5 Memory hog?

    The only obvious 'improvement' in v6.5 is support for Vista.

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