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Offline Romierome

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Avast Antivirus Free version runs CPU at 100%
« on: October 02, 2020, 08:59:22 PM »
Hello, Im having a hard time resolving my issue where the Avast runs my CPU at 100% to the point where my laptop overheats and shuts down. I cannot repair nor uninstall this virus program. I tried using the Avastclear tool in safemode but it just hangs at the Avast Antivirus Clear windows that moves a blue line back and forth, once I was able to get passed this and it actually took me to the next screen where it had the directory of the installed program but once I clicked the uninstall button it just hung at the Uninstall the product window.
When I try to repair in normal/safe mode it hangs at about 85% at the creating a hardlink. Uninstalling in safe/normal mode it hangs at replacing files. Im not sure what to do at this point. I ran sfc/scan to check for any system corrupted files, none were found. I removed all the components like Fileshield, Web Shield but nothing changed. Avast is Anyone had similar issue and resolution your help if appreciated.

Program Version 20.8.2429
Virus definition version 201001-2
Dell Inspiron17-7779

Update. I was able to successfully uninstall following a recent thread called :Fix for those who cannot uninstall using Avast Uinstaller - CPU iss
« Last Edit: October 02, 2020, 09:16:39 PM by Romierome »

Offline proxify

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Re: Avast Antivirus Free version runs CPU at 100%
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 09:17:31 PM »
Hi Romie,

Its a bug with the recent update but you can use my fix for the time being here