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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: tom.green on August 03, 2014, 09:01:04 AM

Title: Any upgade that would gobble all my CPU
Post by: tom.green on August 03, 2014, 09:01:04 AM
Suddenly, yesterday, Avast started eating up all my CPU. It was so bad I could would watch mouse moves delayed by 10 seconds! It took me 4 hours to find it. The only solution was to disable Avast.exe at startup in MSConfig and reboot. When I then tried to configure Avast it restarted the process and gobbled up my CPU again and I had to do it again. My machine was completely unusable.

This just started yesterday. Did something change? Is there some horrendous bug in an update?

-- Tom
Title: Re: Any upgade that would gobble all my CPU
Post by: Asyn on August 03, 2014, 09:09:59 AM
- Which avast!..?? (Free/Pro/IS/Premier)
- Which version..??
- OS..?? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP..?)
- Other security related software installed..??
- Which AV(s) did you use before avast!..??
Title: Re: Any upgade that would gobble all my CPU?
Post by: tom.green on August 10, 2014, 01:59:50 AM
Avast version 2014.9.0.2021 free version.

I had tried Kaspersky before. I think I get rid of everything except maybe some registry entries.

No, I didn't install anything else recently, nor since. And the problem was happening before I had started any applications, so I don't think it wasn't anything else. Anyhow, stopping Avast solved the problem.

Weird: Now it is working fine. I'm not sure why, but I did uncheck all 3 options under Active Protection. I assume that there was some bug in one of the Avast updates that was causing the problem, and that was subsequently fixed.

Anyhow, I guess it doesn't matter any more. Thanks for following up my message.

-- Tom
Title: Re: Any upgade that would gobble all my CPU
Post by: bob3160 on August 11, 2014, 04:36:01 PM
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but I did uncheck all 3 options under Active Protection
Which options ??? Doing this can leave you without protection.


There may be leftover items from Kaspersky unless you used their removal tool:
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279463 (http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279463)