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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #60 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.  :)
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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 #61 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 #62 on: September 24, 2020, 06:23:08 PM »
Well it is possible as that is how I attached mine ;)

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2020, 06:55:28 PM »
Well it is possible as that is how I attached mine ;)

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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 #64 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 #65 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.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #66 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 #67 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.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #68 on: September 27, 2020, 04:24:23 PM »
Continual total system lock ups after a few minutes. Requires a hard reboot, as PC become non-responsive. Removed AVAST and system works perfectly now. Seems like 20.7 has serious issues when combined with the latest Win 10 updates. I need my PC for work so no real time to investigate further but massive memory leak seems like a possibility as lock up happens over 10-15 seconds with response to mouse input getting jerky, screen redraws failing then total non responsive.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2020, 07:03:01 PM »
...but massive memory leak seems like a possibility as lock up happens over 10-15 seconds with response to mouse input getting jerky, screen redraws failing then total non responsive.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238264.msg1562219#msg1562219
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #70 on: September 27, 2020, 07:12:30 PM »
...but massive memory leak seems like a possibility as lock up happens over 10-15 seconds with response to mouse input getting jerky, screen redraws failing then total non responsive.
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=238264.msg1562219#msg1562219
Strange since I have no problems with this version but did have memory leak problems while using the beta.
I uninstalled the beta and went back to the stable version. ???
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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2020, 07:05:35 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.

Hi, I would like to ask you about AV uninstall utility. Did you follow https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility? If yes, can you please start avastclear.exe after "standard" boot to windows? (-> not in safe mode). Utility should ask you if you want to start it from safe mode and will do it for you if you confirm it. I tried it on my machines and it always worked. You can also check https://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81 and try different manual methods how to boot to safe mode on you OS but as I mentioned before - our utility should do it for you. Thank you

Lukas

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Re: NEW Avast Version 20.7 (August/September 2020)
« Reply #72 on: October 03, 2020, 07:54:20 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.

Hi, I would like to ask you about AV uninstall utility. Did you follow https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility? If yes, can you please start avastclear.exe after "standard" boot to windows? (-> not in safe mode). Utility should ask you if you want to start it from safe mode and will do it for you if you confirm it. I tried it on my machines and it always worked. You can also check https://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81 and try different manual methods how to boot to safe mode on you OS but as I mentioned before - our utility should do it for you. Thank you

Lukas
@Lukas,
When I used it, it did not reboot into Safe Mode, it booted back into the windows 10 home screen. Acted just like a restart.
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