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Avast is subtly draining my battery (in the background)
« on: October 31, 2016, 09:43:51 PM »
My HP Pavilion g6 with, now, Windows 10 and Avast Pro 12.3.2280 and I feel the strain on my battery lately. Windows says whatever background processes are making it eat 75% with the next thing being Chrome browser at 20%.
I read in another thread check to see what I'm doing to make it go into action or scan, but there's nothing coming specifically to mind.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 09:46:40 PM by bb.drmccall »

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Re: Avast is subtly draining my battery (in the background)
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 01:26:52 PM »

Try the following:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
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Re: Avast is subtly draining my battery (in the background)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 06:57:47 PM »

Try the following:

Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204
If Repair doesn't fix the problem, try the following:
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf

After "repairing," Avast and Chrome have now switched places; thank you!

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