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Offline Radeon123

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Avast and Steam downloads (insane CPU usage on a 5950X)
« on: February 23, 2021, 01:38:10 PM »
For a long time this has been an annoying problem and no amount of excluding seems to stop Avast from using an insane amount of CPU usage while downloading from Steam.

I use a 5950X and Avast while downloading from Steam is using a very large amount of it, just ridiculous. Avast alone is using almost 47% of a 16c/32t CPU just scanning steam!

Tried a few different brands of antivirus and Avast (using Avast premium 21.1.2449) is the only one that does this. Surely you can find a better way of scanning steam out of the box considering it's one of the few places you will not likely get a virus from in the first place as I have never seen one from there in my 17yrs of using Steam.