SAV 10 Upgrade Woes
June 6, 2005
(UPDATE: This issue has since been addressed and mostly resolved. Around
September of 2005, we resumed full scale deployment of SAV 10 to all
sites entitling. The only remaining issue is the inappropriate flagging
of radmin and
the associated "inadvertent" disobeying of exception rules. Symantec is
officially saying "we're still working on it...")
Recently, SAV 10 was released. Our internal testing revealed several
significant issues. Among them:
- excessive CPU utilization rate upon boot, due to mandatory
- Radmin (a competing product to PCA) is being flagged as spyware
- Inconsistent and illogical admin control for by-passing those 2
- many other minor glitches.
Conferring with my peers around the world confirms this is a
wide-spread issue and has caused major uproar among loyal SAV veterans.
Symantec is working on upgrade revisions, as well as registry patches to
accommodate those electing to by-pass start-up quick-scan.