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Offline CrazyMonkey

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Do I Need Avast Engine Server?
« on: May 21, 2020, 02:08:05 PM »
Hi my laptop has been going slow the last couple of weeks, done the usual virus scans.

Avast Engine Server is eating up memory do i need to keep it running?

I've been adviced to stop using Avast altogether but i've not had a major virus problem since i started using it so want to continue if i can.

Thanks for any help

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Re: Do I Need Avast Engine Server?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 04:44:17 PM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Pro/IS/Premium)
- Which version/build of Avast..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.5.6346.B5i [UI.645] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 91.0 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.12 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.81
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Re: Do I Need Avast Engine Server?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 05:10:39 PM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Pro/IS/Premium)
- Which version/build of Avast..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?

- Free
- it's up to date
- Win 8.1 / 64 Bit
- None
- On this machine none

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Re: Do I Need Avast Engine Server?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 05:54:58 PM »
1. Download Avast Free Antivirus: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe
2. Follow instructions: https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility (Run this tool for all prior installed Avast versions..!!)
3. Reinstall Avast with the downloaded installer from point 1.
4. Reboot.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.5.6346.B5i [UI.645] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 91.0 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.12 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.81
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Do I Need Avast Engine Server?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 08:56:18 PM »
Avast Driver Updater, Secure Browser, avast! SecureLine didn't uninstall

Reinstalled. Avast Engine Server is still there.

My laptop seemed slow even when i had avast uninstalled and chrome not open, so i guess there might be another issue

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Re: Do I Need Avast Engine Server?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 06:05:07 AM »
My laptop seemed slow even when i had avast uninstalled and chrome not open, so i guess there might be another issue
Thanks for the feedback.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.5.6346.B5i [UI.645] - EEK - Firefox ESR 78.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 91.0 - Cleanup 21.1 - SecureLine 5.12 - Driver Updater 21.1 - CCleaner 5.81
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0