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Offline Arnak

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Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:48:47 AM »
Hi,

I have Avast Premier 17.5.203 18/07/2017.

Running under Vista 32 bit.

Task manager shows that it is constantly accessing the hard drive with all other programs shut down why is it doing this please?

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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 10:15:08 AM »
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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 02:52:30 PM »
Hi Asyn,

Hmm, could be but why does it do that on Vista but not so much on windows 7.

7 appears to be so much less and I have killed as many process's as possible in Vista.

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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 03:12:15 PM »
Hi, no idea, sorry. Vista is the worst OS MS ever produced (never used it).
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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 03:46:25 PM »
Hi, no idea, sorry. Vista is the worst OS MS ever produced (never used it).

I thought that was Windows ME (Millennium) and I never used that or Vista, so I can't comment on the Task Manager showing constant disk activity.
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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 06:39:46 PM »
Hi Guys,

Yeah I know Vista is not much good so I may have to bite the bullet and upgrade to W7.

Martin

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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 07:31:36 PM »
Hi Guys,

Yeah I know Vista is not much good so I may have to bite the bullet and upgrade to W7.

Martin
If you're going to upgrade, why not upgrade. The current version is Windows 10. :)
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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 07:41:47 PM »
Hi Guys,

Yeah I know Vista is not much good so I may have to bite the bullet and upgrade to W7.

Martin

I have WinXP, Win7 and win10 systems and I don't see this kind of disk activity.

What I find strange is that the avastUI.exe runs the avast User Interface and essentially that doesn't have a scanning function, whilst it may have access to your HDD.  The AvastSvc.exe is the main controller for the scanning engines/shields.

What column name are you viewing to see this activity ?
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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 08:53:45 PM »
Hi,

Upgrading to W10 could well be a problem as it is an old Dell laptop!

The column is the process one.

It is the same in W7 but not as active.

Zero cpu usage just HD activity.

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Re: Avastui.exe Hard Drive scanning.
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 08:59:53 PM »
Without knowing the specs,I can't give you an opinion. I have a 7 year old Dell 32 bit that does very well on Windows 10.
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