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Offline Pondweed

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Avast using 90% of my CPU rendering my Computer useless!
« on: September 05, 2020, 10:33:39 AM »
Over the past few days my computer ground to a virtual halt. Pull up Task Manager and see Avast Services  using 90%+ of my CPU. Why?  And why is there no fix? The Antivirus is now itself a piece of malware! Anyone know of a fix? I could quit Avast but have Avast Premium so paying for this abuse

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Re: Avast using 90% of my CPU rendering my Computer useless!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 10:34:25 AM »
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.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.9.2434.Beta#2 [UI.573] - CC 5.72 - EEK - FF ESR 78.4 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.4 - SB/CP/SL/DU.B
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0