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Oh to turn off anti-virus or to leave it on

Question asked by Matthew Lorono on Apr 27, 2010
Latest reply on Jul 7, 2010 by Alex Rich

The ultimate question.  When I'm installing SolidWorks, should I turn off the anti-virus software?  SolidWorks Corp will tell you "NO!", but your VAR will tell you "YES!".  Where's the truth?  "It depends."


Some anti-virus software is smart enough to leave SW alone during an install.  However, many are not.  What underminds SolidWorks Corp's stance on leaving anti-virus software in place is the Knowledgebase itself.  It doesn't take long to find known problems that are attributed to having anti-virus software running during the installation.  I just recently did an install with SolidWorks 2010 2.1 with Symantec installed and running.  Guess what?  Issues!  I turned off the anti-virus software and repaired my solidworks install.  Guess what? Issued disappeared.


What are your experiences, one way or the other?