NOTE: If the CPU utilization characteristics are different than this see the related articles below for instances that could cause that behavior. If you are unsure open a case with Symantec Technical Support.
The conduit.exe process downloads AntiSpam rules from Symantec. When new rules are found they are downloaded and processed.
The processing of the rules is CPU intensive and this is expected behavior.
AntiSpam is enabled
1. Open the SMSMSE Administration Console. 2. Click on the Policies tab. 3. Click on Views|Antispam|Premium AntiSpam Settings. 4. If the checkbox Enable Symantec Premium AntiSpam is checked then this condition is met.
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