05-21-2012 12:59 PM
I finally figured out why Vuze always takes several minutes to start up. When I start it, the Intercheck process jumps to 100% CPU usage for several minutes and the program stalls. If I force quit this process, Vuze starts immediately. Is there any way to stop this from happening? Vuze is he only affected application.
05-25-2012 09:36 AM
Not only is there a way to stop this from happening, there's a thread on this board dedicated to the fix for this issue
(just substitute Vuze for Miro)
05-25-2012 09:44 AM
I have already tried this solution in the past. When I select the Vuze application, it adds "/Applications/Vuze.app/" to the exceptions but this does not work. (It is a shared application so the path is different from the path suggested in the other thread. )
Excluding the entire media library would be pointless, as that is the main reason to use Sophos in the first place.
05-25-2012 09:52 AM
The items causing the slowdown are not in Vuze.app, but in your related Vuze folders.
What I'd suggest is disabling On-Access for the Vuze Application Support folder, and setting Vuze up to have a staging downloads folder that is also excluded. When the torrents are complete, set them to be moved to a regular folder, and they will be scanned by on-access at that point. This way, you don't have all the file handle open/close issues that trigger and re-trigger on-access scanning, but all downloaded content is still scanned prior to being made available. Name the staging folder with a "." at the beginning to make it invisible in the finder if you'd like, to prevent accidental messing with folder contents. To secure it further, you can place the folder somewhere that doesn't have executable permissions, to prevent the unlikely case that some other malicious process drops a file in there and attempts to run it.
05-25-2012 09:59 AM
Thanks for your patience I just added the Vuze App Support folder to the exception list and opened Vuze twice. It opened very quickly so this seems to have solved the problem. Will need to test it a little longer but I have a good feeling about this. Thanks again!
05-28-2012 10:38 AM
05-28-2012 12:00 PM
Admittedly I haven't tried that because I didn't see an option in the settings to allocate a temp download folder. I'm just excluding the application folder and the application support folder.
05-28-2012 01:18 PM