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Offline steve576

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Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« on: October 26, 2019, 06:20:18 PM »
I am an active user of Adobe Lightroom which maintains a large database of all the changes that you make to photograph as well as updating the images files themselves whenever a change is made. I've noticed that whenever I move from image to image, or add titles or descriptions to my images, LR slows down and a potential culprit is Avast antivirus. Each time I make a change (or just move to the open program from another one on my Windows 10 machine, the Avast program takes about 15% of the CPU and after 10 seconds or so drops away. I've tried to exclude the folder that contains the LR database and preview files as well as the hard drive that contains the photos, but it doesn't make a difference. I've just disabled all the core protections on Avast until the next restart but even so, the Avast program jumps into action whenever I make a change in Lightroom.

Is there some other scanning (virus scanning?) that takes place which is not disabled by turning off the four main core protection modules in Avast?

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Re: Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 06:24:20 PM »
- Which version of Avast Free..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
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Re: Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 06:38:24 PM »
Avast version 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541). Up to date with virus definitions. Windows 10 64 bit. I think the latest update although this Avast issue has been with me for some time - I've tried in the past to exclude files and folders and then ignored it again. I've used Avast for 4 or 5 years. I've got the standard Windows 10 security things running although it is telling me that Avast is snoozed because I had disabled the core protections.

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Re: Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 06:45:05 PM »
Each time I make a change (or just move to the open program from another one on my Windows 10 machine, the Avast program takes about 15% of the CPU and after 10 seconds or so drops away.
Before we dig deeper, could you elaborate why you think that 15% CPU usage is an issue..!?
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 19.9.2394.B#1 - CC 5.63 - EEK - Firefox ESR 68.3 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 68.3 [EM] - ACP/ASL.BC
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Re: Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 07:22:01 PM »
That is a good question! The CPU goes nowhere near 100% and so there should (I guess) be enough processing power to allow Lightroom to run smoothly. I was wondering if the scanning of the Lightroom files, database or application (whatever Avast is checking) could, itself be slowing down the program. I find it strange that even though I have disabled all the core components of Avast, I still get the 15% usage when I do things with Lightroom.

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Re: Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2019, 08:48:47 PM »
Sorry, but it seems Avast is just doing its job.
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Re: Avast free antivirus and Adobe Lightroom
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 11:50:17 PM »
Lightroom itself is a very system intensive program.
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