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Offline netslave

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2020, 07:16:54 PM »
The latest version of Avast Anti Virus Free is completely broken for me, I have issues simlilar to J2roc.
It appears to have a massive memory leak (using 97% of my 32GB RAM system) after a little while.
It also has 4 threads running using 17% each of my CPU per thread, using a total  of 68% of my CPU while sitting idle.
I'm running Win10, I've had to unintsall and leave it uninstalled to make my PC usable.
I will not be installing again until this is fixed.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2020, 06:01:32 AM »
upon installing this update my premium security will open up randomly
I've completely removed it using the tool then reinstalled it and the problem still persists.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2020, 10:00:38 AM »
I ask AVAST to immediately stop bouncing the annoying messages and slowing down your computer after your last update immediately! It's very disturbing and it's not right! There is a deliberate situation here of attempting to beat packages in a disturbing way against consumer protection

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2020, 10:51:47 AM »
Recently I updated Avast Premium, since yesterday I suffer form a huge memory leak, I can't work longer than between half an hour and an hour, depending which programs I use. What to do, for I need it for my office.
1. Download Avast Premium Security: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premium_security_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.

Thanks for helping me! I have two questions b4 I start doing this:
1) Can I start the removal tool from any directory (like the download directory) or must it be located in the directory C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast  ?
2) Has this solution been proven? It may sound peculiar to ask, but I have had huge problems with uninstalling/reinstaling in the past, got burned, so ....

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2020, 11:00:07 AM »
Recently I updated Avast Premium, since yesterday I suffer form a huge memory leak, I can't work longer than between half an hour and an hour, depending which programs I use. What to do, for I need it for my office.
1. Download Avast Premium Security: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premium_security_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.
Thanks for helping me! I have two questions b4 I start doing this:
1) Can I start the removal tool from any directory (like the download directory)...
2) Has this solution been proven?
1. Yes.
2. It's worth a try.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2020, 12:06:26 PM »
It's amazing how one computer had zero issues with the update, and the other went crazy. Anyways, with the one that is having problems, a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit navigation one, is there a way to turn off Avast, so it can be uninstall? It is cooking 100% CPU.  Also, I am confused about the directions that the windows 7 folks have
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=237567.0
Does that mean both the file at the bottom xperf_x86.msi or x64.msi and the file avast-profile.wprp thing?

Keep in mind, it seems to not last more than a few minutes before the computer starts jittering. I don't know how I'm going to get the file(s) on the computer before it freezes. Also, the window doesn't load/open. I can't do a thing with avast itself, and task manager wont let me stop it.


I figured out the issue. It was that the internet has to be on when starting up computer after update. I totally forgot that. (I have my internet off by default.) I was going through the steps to uninstall the program in control panel when I saw it was like a older version of avast. I then realized it had never finish updating. I turned on the internet and then like that everything got better.   

I am still getting around 50% CPU. Higher than normal, but not bricking me. Sorry for this post. Please delete if not seen as useful. 
« Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 01:05:48 PM by devilmanozzy »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #66 on: September 24, 2020, 02:18:12 PM »
I am currently at 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.598).
I see no memory leaks on avast premium security. Well, I am spending more than 50% of RAM when browsing, but mainly due to the browser.  :)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #67 on: September 24, 2020, 05:30:19 PM »
I am currently at 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.598).
I see no memory leaks on avast premium security. Well, I am spending more than 50% of RAM when browsing, but mainly due to the browser.  :)
Screenshoot: https://prnt.sc/un29i8

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It is preferable to attach images to post rather than give off-site links (who knows what is there) 'Attachments and other options' option below the reply window.

That said, on your off-site image, collectively all of those avast processes don't add up to much (certainly not on 16GB of RAM).  I don't see anything for the Avast Secure Browser if that is the browser you are using ?
I don't use it now, so I can't recall what service is used.

The latest build is 20.7.5568.599, I don't know if that might help, but a system restart should bring it up to date.
But for me Avast Free is relatively light.

Browsers do tend to be heavy on RAM (multiple tabs plus the main service) my default browser Firefox is currently using 1,440.6MB and that is a lot on a 8GB RAM system.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2020, 06:10:28 PM »

It is preferable to attach images to post rather than give off-site links (who knows what is there) 'Attachments and other options' option below the reply window.

That said, on your off-site image, collectively all of those avast processes don't add up to much (certainly not on 16GB of RAM).  I don't see anything for the Avast Secure Browser if that is the browser you are using ?
I don't use it now, so I can't recall what service is used.

The latest build is 20.7.5568.599, I don't know if that might help, but a system restart should bring it up to date.
But for me Avast Free is relatively light.

Browsers do tend to be heavy on RAM (multiple tabs plus the main service) my default browser Firefox is currently using 1,440.6MB and that is a lot on a 8GB RAM system.


Hi, I haven't found the way to attach image in this forum (I believe we can't upload image to this forum, right?). I'll try to look for a place to host image outside that allows attachment to other site.



I am using both Edge or Firefox. Yes, I am not using avast secure browser (not installed). I am agreeing with avast doesn't take much RAM, and yes Firefox could take around nearly 2GB of RAM.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2020, 06:23:08 PM »
Well it is possible as that is how I attached mine ;)

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Click it to expand.  Then you can attach the allowed file types.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2020, 06:55:28 PM »
Well it is possible as that is how I attached mine ;)

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Click it to expand.  Then you can attach the allowed file types.

Ah, it was hiding over there. Well, I thought it was supposedly above the typing form  ;D
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2020, 02:42:51 AM »
Avast free updated itself last night. Huge memory leak after the restart and through 2 more restarts and constant 25-50% cpu usage depending on if it was one of two avast programs operating.

Problems disappeared upon the removal of avast.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2020, 10:55:59 AM »
Recently I updated Avast Premium, since yesterday I suffer form a huge memory leak, I can't work longer than between half an hour and an hour, depending which programs I use. What to do, for I need it for my office.
1. Download Avast Premium Security: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premium_security_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.
Thanks for helping me! I have two questions b4 I start doing this:
1) Can I start the removal tool from any directory (like the download directory)...
2) Has this solution been proven?
1. Yes.
2. It's worth a try.

Well I did, but my pc does not startup in Safe mode anymore, it just continues to Windows 8.1, despite my pressing F4. I have 100% CPU at the start, my memory fills up fast, therefore I can't set Windows to startup in safemode, I am now consulting for help, I let you know my progress.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 11:27:09 AM by spades2 »

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2020, 05:19:56 PM »
Recently I updated Avast Premium, since yesterday I suffer form a huge memory leak, I can't work longer than between half an hour and an hour, depending which programs I use. What to do, for I need it for my office.
1. Download Avast Premium Security: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_premium_security_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.
Thanks for helping me! I have two questions b4 I start doing this:
1) Can I start the removal tool from any directory (like the download directory)...
2) Has this solution been proven?
1. Yes.
2. It's worth a try.

Well I did, but my pc does not startup in Safe mode anymore, it just continues to Windows 8.1, despite my pressing F4. I have 100% CPU at the start, my memory fills up fast, therefore I can't set Windows to startup in safemode, I am now consulting for help, I let you know my progress.
I can confirm your problem and have reported it to Avast.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #74 on: September 27, 2020, 04:42:01 AM »
I am currently at 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.598) - Premium edition. The Password Manager is not working giving the error message 'Need Anti-virus to work'
Also, cannot access my reg info on the website.