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Offline ChrisPublic

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2015, 07:09:56 PM »
Just by the way, I applied Bob's fix too, which is what brought me to this thread. It worked!

Thanks.

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2015, 07:17:51 PM »
My pleasure. Glad I was able to help. :)




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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2015, 12:09:14 AM »
Are you emptying your temporary internet files ?

Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two.  Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Thanks for this great utility, it helped me clear a little over four gigabytes of temp files that were cluttering up my system, but this, nor did a fresh re-install of Avast bring me joy.

I have tried that several times with no luck.

Add the two lines in your WebShield.ini

[General]
UseStreamFilter=0

Asyn, thank you so much for posting this edit.  I've an older desktop that's running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 installed, and I was experiencing a high (100%) CPU usage for nearly a week, and could not pinpoint what was causing Avast to hog up my machine's entire CPU and resources, despite completely removing, and re-installing Avast.

Since my resources and CPU were being tied down, while AvastSvc.exe was running in the background, I wasn't able to edit WebShield.ini in Windows normally, and applied the changes, while running Windows in Safe Mode.  So far, my machine seems to be running without any issues.  I will monitor it, and report with any updates.

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #48 on: October 23, 2015, 06:22:15 AM »
After monitoring my desktop for a few hours, the modifications to WebShield.ini did not remedy my problem.

AvastSvc.exe has crippled my system, and even affected Skype, causing it to have critical errors, and disallowing it to run properly.

I've uninstalled Avast through Revo Uninstaller Pro, then removed the remainder through Avastclear to ensure that it was completely removed.

I've even experienced this issue with the 2016 Beta.  Upon installing it, my machine froze.  After rebooting my machine, I was back to a crawl, thanks to AvastSvc.exe bogging down my system's entire resources.

Unfortunately, I've uninstalled Avast (yet again) and switched over to AVG until this matter gets resolved.

For those curious, I was running Avast 2015 on a custom-built desktop computer, running Windows XP, with Service Pack 3 installed.

My machine has a Maxtor hard drive, two gigabytes of RAM, an AMD Athlon (XP 2600) Processor at 2.08 GHz, and an American Megatrends Motherboard.

I realize that Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows XP, but my desktop is mainly used for audio production, and I've used Avast for ten years.

As I've said in my previous post, this problem began, late last Friday (October 16, 2015) so I'm assuming I've run into a bad update, or some kind of conflict in my machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Dr. Kosher
« Last Edit: October 23, 2015, 06:25:26 AM by Dr. Kosher »

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2015, 07:22:50 PM »
My noun in Avast version 10.4.2233 instaled on W-XP/SP3 (two different PC) and slow CPU (about 1GHz).
If user have system setting without password and starting automaticaly to desktop (without login screen) AvastSvc and Csrss is locking together, but if usualy change setting windows to use Login screen and wait about 1 minute before loging - everithing is OK.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 07:25:07 PM by MíraS »

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2015, 10:43:41 PM »

Add the two lines in your WebShield.ini

[General]
UseStreamFilter=0
Just did it but no success. After a few minutes, the high cpu usage by AvastSvc.exe returns. Any other ideas?

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Windows 7 64 bit fully updated

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2015, 11:51:54 AM »
Please note: Avast has changed in many ways/aspects since I posted (check the date!!) this.
If you've similar problems with the newer versions I strongly suggest to start a new topic.
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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2016, 09:32:33 AM »
I am also having this problem after last update. Windows XP with Lenovo T61 (Core Duo T7500)

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Re: avastsvc.exe high CPU usage
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2016, 09:41:15 AM »
I am also having this problem after last update. Windows XP with Lenovo T61 (Core Duo T7500)
Start a new topic: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?action=post;board=2
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