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Offline jazzlover

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About a week ago my PC suddenly became slow and unresponsive with web pages taking 2 to 3 seconds to open.  Checking Task Manager I see that 'Avast Antivirus Service is often peaking to 87% CPU usage meaning that my overall CPU usage is at 100%.  Similarly I'm seeing 60%+ memory usage with Avast taking about 1,400 MB.  Has anyone else seen this problem suddenly occurring - I am running Windows 10 on a reasonably fast desktop.


Thanks in anticipation.


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Try the following,

Repair & Clean Install of Avast -> https://goo.gl/t7aJGq
Repair Avast:
Open the Avast User Interface > Menu > Settings > Troubleshooting > Repair App. > Restart the Computer or,
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:
If your Avast settings are not the default settings and you want them restored after the Clean Install, follow this before removing Avast.
https://goo.gl/TXjM7h
Clean Install of Avast:
https://goo.gl/4Ptzkf
If you need additional help with the Clean Install, watch this:
https://youtu.be/p-h3myRD51A



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Offline jazzlover

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Hi - thanks for that Bob.  The repair seems to have worked.  :)

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Hi - thanks for that Bob.  The repair seems to have worked.  :)
Good to hear. :)
Free avast! Security Seminar: http://bit.ly/2N1eaR2  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 10 Pro v20H2 64bit, 24 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, AvastOmni 20.7.xxx, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq