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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #240 on: June 11, 2020, 02:19:29 PM »
Have you tried a clean install?
Well that was a predictable reply bob  :).  I sort of knew that was coming after I posted. 
I was hoping to avoid that, even though I have both online and offine installers archived.
I just did a second restart after Repair, that seems to have changed things a bit. AvastUI not now swamping the CPU. AvastSvc pops up as significant CPU user but not hogging it all the time as AvastUI was proir to repair.
Fingers crossed Repair may have fixed it.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #241 on: June 11, 2020, 02:51:09 PM »
Have you tried a clean install?
Well that was a predictable reply bob  :) .  I sort of knew that was coming after I posted. 
I was hoping to avoid that, even though I have both online and offine installers archived.
I just did a second restart after Repair, that seems to have changed things a bit. AvastUI not now swamping the CPU. AvastSvc pops up as significant CPU user but not hogging it all the time as AvastUI was proir to repair.
Fingers crossed Repair may have fixed it.
Good luck. How much ram dos this computer have?
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #242 on: June 11, 2020, 03:03:53 PM »
Good luck. How much ram dos this computer have?
Old XP/Linux laptop has 2.5Gb RAM.
I have been keeping an eye on Task Manager and am glad to say the bad behaviour has not returned. Certainly sounds less stressed now.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #243 on: June 11, 2020, 03:07:14 PM »
Good luck. How much ram dos this computer have?
Old XP/Linux laptop has 2.5Gb RAM.
I have been keeping an eye on Task Manager and am glad to say the bad behaviour has not returned. Certainly sounds less stressed now.
2.5 gig isn't bad. Your video is probably using 1/2 gig maybe more. The system will never be a speed demon. :)
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #244 on: June 11, 2020, 05:59:24 PM »
Not good. AvastUI still stuck at 50% on one user account, but not so on the other user account.
Have done full avastclear uninstall, re-install but remains the same.
Also done a Rootkit scan and quick scan but both found nothing wrong.
So at the moment WinXP can be used by one user but the other.
Very strange.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #245 on: June 11, 2020, 09:07:31 PM »
Not good. AvastUI still stuck at 50% on one user account, but not so on the other user account.
Have done full avastclear uninstall, re-install but remains the same.
Also done a Rootkit scan and quick scan but both found nothing wrong.
So at the moment WinXP can be used by one user but the other.
Very strange.
Did you install the product with admin. rights?
Right click on the installation file and select Run as administrator.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #246 on: June 12, 2020, 03:52:27 PM »
Did you install the product with admin. rights?
Yes. Removal and Re-Install all from Admin a/c
svchost.exe is using the other 50% CPU.
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #247 on: June 15, 2020, 03:59:06 PM »
I seem to have removed scvhost.exe hogging CPU by turning off Microsoft Automatic Update.
That also seems to have helped with AvastUI.exe use of CPU which now rises to a peak but then falls back instead of sitting at a constant high level.
Jury is out whether this is a cure or not.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #248 on: June 16, 2020, 11:48:28 PM »
I have had a similar situation running version 18.8.2356 on XP with Automatic Updates turned off: AvastUI.exe usually uses 50% CPU for a time after booting, but this eventually drops to 0% and mostly remains there.  I have had the Automatic Updates turned off for years, and so couldn't say if AvastUI.exe would remain at 50% should I have them on.  I hope you will have a similar experience.  :)

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #249 on: June 27, 2020, 05:43:53 PM »
Well after suffering avastsvc.exe (was avastui.exe before) hogging 50% CPU, I got fed up and removed 18.8.2356 from my WinXP rig.
I then did a clean install of 18.5.2342 (build 18.5.3931.0). Annoyingly that took two attempts.
First time, even when I set Update Program = Manual, it somehow managed to update itself back to 18.8  >:(
Second time it correctly asked if I wanted a Security Update, which I correctly rejected to retain 18.5.
Lets see if this version proves to be a bit kinder to my CPU.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #250 on: June 27, 2020, 08:23:27 PM »
Fingers crossed :)
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