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SolidWorks 2010 and Anti-Virus Software

Question asked by Chris Challinor on Sep 21, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 23, 2010 by Chris Challinor

We are using SW 2010 SP4.0 and Sophos Endpoint Security and Control version 9.5.


According to the system requirements section in the customer portal the last time a Sophos product was tested was Sophos Anti-Virus version 7.5 with SolidWorks 2009.


Has SW tested the new version of Sophos Endpoint Security and Control with SW 2010?


I am having issues with SW crashing while Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is turned on, if I disable the on access scanning the crashes are reduced from 10 or more a day to 3 or so.


Our IT department will not allow use to use a AV software package I personally know will work because the SW site says that SW and Sophos AV 7.5 work together. I know they are ignoring the fact that Sophos AV 7.5 is not the same as Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 9.5 and SW 2009 is not the same as SW2010. But IT is all knowing..........


My basic needs for this question is:


Will SW test Sophos Endpoint Security and Control and SW 2010 to see if they play well together (BTW they don't)? If so when.


Is there something I can get from SW to give to the IT department so I can get another AV suite and be able to do my job without the crashing that I am experiencing.


Another point I will make is that by having out of date listings for compatability of AV and SW product you give IT departments an excuse not to fix issues that arise like this. If  you are going to have this type of information out there then it should be up to date for every release and version.