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Message 1113667 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 23:52:38 UTC

My 2005 Compac Presario is no longer the primary computer and serves as a backup machine but still happily runs BOINC 24/7. Over the last couple months I've noticed a freeze up when it has been left alone for over a day. It's not a total freeze up in that I can still click in commands like logon or view BOINC manager but there is about a 5 minute delay before the command is executed. I've gotten in the habit, when this happens, to just give it the command to restart and then everything is fine, until the next time. I've been looking through your threads for help and believe I've got the BOINC preferences optimized and no hibernation. As additional info, I'm running Kaspersky anti-virus, which got put on a couple months ago, and previously my poor machine had been infected by a serious virus which required a trip to the Geek Squad. I'm hoping you can provide some help. I want my good ol box to keep searching for ET.
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Message 1113681 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 1:15:46 UTC - in response to Message 1113667.

Try excluding the BOINC Data directory from real-time scanning by your virus scanner.

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Message 1113726 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 3:29:11 UTC

That's a good idea. I remember in my old Norton's we were supposed to be able to exclude apps (but I couldn't get it to exclude Climateprediction). I can't quite clearly see how to do this in Kaspersky at the moment. Will have to study up on it, try it, and let you know. Thanks.
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Message 1113757 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 6:49:38 UTC

In that case, stop the AV's active scanning and only allow scans to happen when you've exited or suspended BOINC.
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Message 1113836 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 11:51:00 UTC - in response to Message 1113726.
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Excluding from Anti-Virus scan via Trusted zone:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus trust zone may include the following objects:
files accessed by software sensitive to file intercepts (trusted processes);
files accessed by backup operations (backup copy creation processes);
user-defined files and scripts by location and/or detected threat (exclusion rules).

Exclusion rules:

Objects can be excluded from any particular tasks without using the trusted zone.
You can also generate a common trusted zone exclusion list and apply these exclusions in selected on-demand-scan and Real-time file protection tasks as necessary.

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283551



Configuring task-specific scan exceptions:

Exclude selected files, scripts or folders:
Select an Anti-virus task in the console.
Go to the tab Configuring scan scope
Uncheck boxes of files/folders which you want to exclude from scan.

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283565



(I never used Kaspersky myself, I use NOD32)


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Message 1115055 - Posted: 9 Jun 2011, 14:22:33 UTC

Within Kaspersky, using settings, there is application control. Clicking applications there is a tree of folders. Most are "trusted" and a couple BOINC projects are there. A couple are in "Low restricted". In all cases I clicked on the app and a screen with many tabs appeared. The "exclusions" tab offered several choices. I chose "do not monitor application activity". That was several days ago and so far the freeze up problem has not recurred. I'll continue to keep an eye on it though. Kaspersky is much more detailed with more options than I had seen before. I hope others with Kaspersky have seen this thread. It may be helpful to them. Thanks to all of you for your help.
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