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Avast Service always at about 18% CPU
« on: September 07, 2016, 11:24:11 AM »
Since the last Update (12.3.2280 Build 12.3.3154.2) the Avast Service is always at 15-18% load.
Operating System is Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
Sometimes it slows the explorer way down so that it takes ages for it to display my drives.
All this stops immediatly if I switch off the fileprotection...

I have read the other threads about "Prey" causing the problems, but I don't have Prey installed... never had.

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Re: Avast Service always at about 18% CPU
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 11:31:44 AM »
Hi, can you create memory dump while avast service is eating your cpu and send it to @petr_matrix(Avast! Team member).
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Re: Avast Service always at about 18% CPU
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 11:50:09 AM »
Hello maverick,
You have avast premier?
Avast premier there are still bug version 12.3.2279 + 2280
If you use avast premier it is the solution:
1. Run Command prompt with administrator
    (if you're not "run as administration" you can not save the file when you already change it)
2. From the root of your "C:\" type : ProgramData\AvastSoftware\Avast
3. Open avast5.ini then insert this command in line [GrimeFighter] : ScanFrequency=999
4. Hit save
5. Restart you PC
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 11:52:42 AM by dominic.tann »

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Re: Avast Service always at about 18% CPU
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 12:55:26 PM »
Hey,

thanks for the quick answers! =)

I forgot to mention it's Avast Free Antivirus and I don't have the Grimefighter installed or the section in my avast5.ini...

Concerning the memory dump:
What dump exactly do you need? A full one? This could get quite large...
And how exactly do I generate one in Win 10 without a BSOD?

thanks again!

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Re: Avast Service always at about 18% CPU
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 01:35:08 PM »
Hey,

thanks for the quick answers! =)

I forgot to mention it's Avast Free Antivirus and I don't have the Grimefighter installed or the section in my avast5.ini...

Concerning the memory dump:
What dump exactly do you need? A full one? This could get quite large...
And how exactly do I generate one in Win 10 without a BSOD?

thanks again!
Do you have Avast Cleanup installed ???
Go to settings > Components > under Performance disable or remove Avast Cleanup.
See if that makes a difference.
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Re: Avast Service always at about 18% CPU
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 06:28:43 AM »
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