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Offline walshe.brian

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Update today cause 100% disk useage
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:54:02 PM »
Hi,


I've been using the free version of Avast for a while now, and so far it's been pretty good. Unfortunately today when I installed the update, it started to behave very badly, pushing my HDD access to 100%. It was on a computer that I really need in a working state, so I had to uninstall it straight away before investigating exactly what was causing the problem.

From what I can remember Avast NG Frontend, Commandline and ngtool, and mft processes were causing most of the accesses, as was something under svchost, but I didn't check what. Superfetch was also started eating up a lot of resources. 

The computer was  a Dell laptop, running Win 8.1, with an i7 and 16GB of ram.

Do you guys think it would be possible to get Avast running on the laptop again?

Cheers,
Brian.

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Re: Update today cause 100% disk useage
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 12:06:58 AM »
Sure.
Install avast
Reboot
Let avast finish making the needed changes

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Re: Update today cause 100% disk useage
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 12:13:07 AM »
How confident are you in this?

This new install behaved very differently from previous ones. You haven't seen any issues with it anywhere else?


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Re: Update today cause 100% disk useage
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 09:42:17 AM »
Ofcourse it behaves different.
There is a new component called NG.

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Re: Update today cause 100% disk useage
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 03:08:33 PM »
There is a new component called NG.

Yes, I noticed that.

Thanks for the help anyway. I might wait until the next update before trying to re-install.

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Re: Update today cause 100% disk useage
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 03:43:53 PM »
Walshe.

yes it acted differently because of the new ng feature.  There will be  a lot of activity on the hard drive when you first install it, but once it's completed it will settle down. This is normal. There are a lot of posts regarding this on the forum.

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Re: Update today cause 100% disk useage
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2014, 03:49:34 PM »
There is a new component called NG.

Eddy, does NG go thru all of its intensive efforts each reboot of PC or just once on reboot after 1st install ?
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