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Virusscan 8: shstat.exe loads processor on boot

rbichon asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
My computer is on a domain running Windows x64 Pro with Virusscan 8 installed. I have noticed that when Windows starts, it takes a few minutes before I am logged into the domain. When I go into the task manager, shstat.exe loads the processor to ~50%. I have also noticed that the LAN icon does not show up in the system tray until moments before the domain controller is logged into. Is there a way to fix this issue?
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution Architect
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If you do a "msconfig" from the RUN dialog box you can disable the Anti-virus from loading at startup. Then when your computer is up and running you can enable the anti-virus again.

Hope this helps.


Will I have to enable virusscan manually?
You can start it with a simple batch file that just includes:

Net start mcshield

You may also want to take a look at lessing the system utilization for running on-demand scans:

Open up the VirusScan Console
Select 'Scan All Fixed Disks'
Right click and properties
Select the Advanced tab
Move the 'System Utilization' slider down to whatever you see fit.

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Can you give me any insight to what it is doing at startup? Could it have anything to do with the ethernet controller?
No, it's most likely that it's trying to start to many services in one go and just freezes. My home PC used to do this with VSCAN8, I personally ignore it and let it take its time.

What you could try is running msconfig and remove anything that's not needed by the system at startup - things like I-tunes, Quicktime, etc.

Can you please check that whether patch11 of VS8 is installed or not.This you can find by right clicking on the VS8 icon and clicking 'about'.The icon will be presnt in the task bar left side of your desktop.

If the patch version is not 11 then update it to 11 from the web site.

Hope this resolves your problem.


Actually, I figured out the problem. Somehow, the FrameWork service was corrupt but wasn't being uninstalled when I uninstalled McAfee so I had to do it manually. Once I did that and reinstalled McAfee, the problem went away.

Also, I do have patch11 installed. Thanks to everyone.
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