Speed up your Virus Protection in Sage 100 Contractor

Learn how to speed up your virus protection in Sage 100 Contractor (Master Builder)

Written by:

Jane Montijo, Sage Certified Consultant at Plumb

virus protection in sage 100 contractorVirus protection in Sage 100 Contractor is a necessity, but often the very thing keeping us safe slows down the performance of our computer and the software we are using.
  1. Every time you reboot or start your computer your antivirus (AV) software must also boot up or load, which slows down the start up time of your computer.
  2. Since there are thousands of new viruses or malware files created everyday your AV software needs to be updated every day.  So, even if you scanned your computer yesterday, today when you boot up your computer your AV software will probably be updated and your system will be scanned again.  How long it takes to scan your computer depends on how much data you have stored on your computer but it could take several minutes to a couple of hours.
  3. While the AV software is scanning your computer everything you try to do will be slowed down.  The AV software uses your computer’s memory and processing power to do the job.  If you happen to run Sage 100 Contractor while the AV software is scanning, then you’re left wondering why you have to choose against security and performance.
  4. There is good news regarding virus protection in Sage 100 Contractor.  You can keep your software running at top speed while still protecting your computer at the same time.  Most AV software give you the opportunity to exclude files from being scanned.  Sage 100 Contractor provides a list of files you can exclude from being scanned every time.

List of Exclusions to set up in your Firewall and Anti-Virus Program on Server and Workstations running Sage 100 Contractor include:

For Windows 8 Professional 32-bit

C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Contractor
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:Program FilesAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)SageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)Aatrix Software
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows Server 2003
C:MB7
C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Documents and Settings All UsersApplication DataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Documents and SettingsAll Usersapplication DataAatrix Software
C:Program FilesAatrix Software

For Windows Server 2008, 2011, 2012
C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:ProgramFiles (x86)SageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)Aatrix Software
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows XP 32-bit
C:MB7
C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Documents and SettingsAll Usersapplication DataAatrix Software
C:Program FilesAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows XP 64-bit
C:MB7
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)SageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)Aatrix Software
C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data


For Windows Vista 32-bit

C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Contractor
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:Program FilesAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows Vista 64-bit
C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)SageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)Aatrix Software
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program FilesSageSage 100 Contractor
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:Program FilesAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

For Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
C:MB7
C:ProgramDataSageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)SageSage 100 Contractor
C:Program Files (x86)Aatrix Software
C:ProgramDataAatrix Software
C:%LocalAppData%SageSage 100 Contractor
Network location of Sage 100 Contractor data

If you would like help with excluding files in your Firewall and Virus Protection in Sage 100 Contractor, please call Plumb Support and Jane Montijo at 858-210-4715.  We will be glad to help!