Author Topic: Avast icon is showing activity in System Tray, but nothing is running ?  (Read 2346 times)

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Offline cvcby

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On the system tray, the Avast icon is showing activity from Avast. But there is no scan or other launch/schedule action from Avast that I know off. It is not the update either.

This has been going on for 10 minutes now.

What is it doing and how can I check what it is doing?

Thanks

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Re: Avast icon is showing activity in System Tray, but nothing is running ?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 04:26:14 PM »
Check what processes you have running.
It can be avast is scanning something that runs in the background.

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Re: Avast icon is showing activity in System Tray, but nothing is running ?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 05:39:33 PM »
how can I check what it is doing?

You can often see what processes are accessing what files by running the Windows Resource Monitor tool.

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Re: Avast icon is showing activity in System Tray, but nothing is running ?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 06:54:37 PM »
Well from my perspective, that's always been a problem with "animated icons" on Security software as users see it, and wonder what's going on not seeing it as the software simply doing its work.  ;D

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Re: Avast icon is showing activity in System Tray, but nothing is running ?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 08:33:07 PM »
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What is it doing and how can I check what it is doing?
avast have realtime protection, meaning any file that moves/data traffic in/out when your computer is on is scanned
so maybe windows index is running, torrent program, skype or similar.....