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Offline Canadian Gamer Girl

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2017, 02:15:49 AM »
I just wish I had known it was part of the Antivirus as there is nothing about the name that would tell me up front. I had to look it up online. I looked it up because it as causing a bottleneck on my HDD..

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2017, 02:24:28 AM »
Kenny29,

instead of shouting, read the replies in this thread.
Someone from avast already did answer the question.

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2017, 04:22:15 AM »
I removed the Behavior Shield component, but now Avast is saying that some shields are turned off:



This message would only be pertinent if the behavior shield was installed and turned off, but since the component is removed, it should not show an exclamation mark in the taskbar icon nor should it show this message.

I had to disable the behavior shield because I suspect that it was causing msvcr70.dll crashes on an old game I play.

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2017, 09:19:15 AM »
I removed the Behavior Shield component, but now Avast is saying that some shields are turned off:

This message would only be pertinent if the behavior shield was installed and turned off, but since the component is removed, it should not show an exclamation mark in the taskbar icon nor should it show this message.
Hi, it's a known bug. Devs are working on it.
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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2017, 03:10:34 PM »
I have problem with aswidsagent.exe - 100% cpu. Behaviour shield is disable.

I have Avast for Bussines, basic.

(sorry for my english)

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2017, 03:13:10 PM »
I have problem with aswidsagent.exe - 100% cpu. Behaviour shield is disable.

I have Avast for Bussines, basic.

(sorry for my english)
Repair Avast:
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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2017, 03:21:53 PM »
I have problem with aswidsagent.exe - 100% cpu. Behaviour shield is disable.

I have Avast for Bussines, basic.

(sorry for my english)
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

Bob since this is about 'Avast for Business', I just wonder if this available to Pavel125 or would Pavel125 be better posting this in the Avast For Business / Avast Endpoint Protection sub-forum .
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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2017, 03:54:44 PM »
I have problem with aswidsagent.exe - 100% cpu. Behaviour shield is disable.

I have Avast for Bussines, basic.

(sorry for my english)
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

Bob since this is about 'Avast for Business', I just wonder if this available to Pavel125 or would Pavel125 be better posting this in the Avast For Business / Avast Endpoint Protection sub-forum .
I just confirmed that this same option also applies to the business version. :)
(My daughter uses Avast for Business in her business. :) )
« Last Edit: June 13, 2017, 03:56:30 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2017, 04:44:10 PM »
Thank you Bob.
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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2017, 07:50:32 AM »
Bob: Thank you

DavidR: Yes, sorry. I found this topic. My assumption - aswidsagent.exe is for all.

Update: It did not help, CPU again 100%,
« Last Edit: June 14, 2017, 08:05:21 AM by Pavel125 »

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2017, 04:10:03 PM »
Bob: Thank you

DavidR: Yes, sorry. I found this topic. My assumption - aswidsagent.exe is for all.

Update: It did not help, CPU again 100%,
Sometime ??? All the time ??? What is using all the resources ???
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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2017, 07:34:52 AM »
I notice that Behaviour Shield (aswidsagenta.exe) is hogging memory and occasionally bandwidth to the hard drive (maxed at 100%) this is despite the fact that i have "unistalled" the behaviour shield component in the "components" setting.  I uninstalled it because it is hogging resources even when turned off. So now it is hogging resources even when uninstalled. My next step is to uninstall AVAST and go with something else. Really guys. This is urgent. Fix it.
The symptoms are that my machine goes really slow or even appears to stop, and my internet connection dies and I get "Server not found" responses. I disable and re-enaeble my wifi to clear this. Very annoying. The cure is worse than running-the-risk-of-malware.

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2017, 10:10:51 AM »
I noticed avast's behavior shield is the cause of most problems reported here

I experienced myself that the behavior shield mysteriously prevented a few of my programs to run without any notification. Repairing or clean installation didn't solve the problem

Yesterday, my friend told me that his low-end laptop was sluggish in all tasks and he asked me to looked for the cause because he's a basic user. I found that behavior shield was constantly using CPU ~0.1-1% and almost never stayed at 0%. A few of his programs couldn't run properly too

I decided to uninstall behavior shield and installed the minimum configuration (file & web shields) => his laptop was a lot more responsive and less buggy since then. I tweaked his setup with other programs instead of using avast's Behavior shield

I also noticed avast behavior shield turned of itself in the past

if there is any unsolvable problems, just try to disable Hardware virtualization, if doesn't work -> disable behavior shield -> problems solve
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 10:16:45 AM by Evjls »

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Re: What is aswidsagenta.exe and can I disable it?
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2017, 02:33:05 PM »

Maybe it's time to:

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:
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