Symantec Endpoint Protection too much for an xpmode pc?


I have a user who is using xpmode. xpmode keeps losing connections to a sql 2005 database. I have setup the xpmode to use the internet gigabit card. Set the card to 1gbs, not autonegotiate.

I read on a different post that symantec endpoint protection 12.1.x could be too much for an xpmode computer. Need a less resource intensive antivirus on the xpmode side, keep the symantec endpoint protection on the windows 7 side.

Can this be true. I thought the days of Norton taking resources were over. I was thinking about using NIS which is very low resource intensive, surprisingly so, and installing it on the xpmode pc to see if performance get's better.

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This may not be just an xp mode issue but a wider xp issue which they believe they fixed in 12.1 RU3 (
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Resource usage aside, Symantec's products rate very low on the comparative sites.  Try looking at Comodo or Vipre, proactive and reactive leaders respectively.
dronethoughtAuthor Commented:
Forgot to mention, using 12.1.3's version of SEP. Basically, the xpmode machine is losing connectivity to a sql database (2005 express). The regular xp pc (not windows 7 yet) connects fine. All the network settings are correct according to Microsoft who I paid for to check.
Have you looked in Perfmon to see if the XP mode is indeed hitting too hard? Check Proc, Mem and Disk AVG.

Does the computer totally stop responding or is it just the db that locks up?  Can you ping IP address during the time the db looses connection?

Have you opened a support case with Symantec?

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