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Offline albin9000

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Hard drive pinned at 100% usage
« on: February 08, 2021, 11:30:09 AM »
I've been using Avast for as long as I can remember without any major issues but recently I've been noticing Avast using 100% of my HDD for about 30 minutes straight after logging in to the computer.
I've noticed that Avast have been doing background scans that I can't stop nor disable with the right click menu, is there a way of disabling background scans or at the very least change it so it doesn't use 100% of my disk access time? Because I don't like having to wait 30 minutes after logging into my computer to be able to use it instead of the usual 3-5 minutes

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Re: Hard drive pinned at 100% usage
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 02:37:41 PM »
- Which Avast..? (Free/Premium)
- Which version/build of Avast..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.1.6886.IBC [UI.688] - EEK - Firefox ESR 91.5 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.5.0
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 97.1 - Cleanup 21.4 - SecureLine 5.15 - Driver Updater 21.4 - CCleaner 5.88
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Re: Hard drive pinned at 100% usage
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 03:24:54 PM »
Free version 20.10.2442 (version 20.10.5824.626)
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64bit)
I have malwarebytes on my drive but I haven't ran it in a few months
I have not used any other AVs before Avast

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Re: Hard drive pinned at 100% usage
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2021, 03:35:21 PM »
1. Download Avast Free Antivirus: https://files.avast.com/iavs9x/avast_free_antivirus_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.

PS: Regarding Avast & Malwarebytes, see: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/200324-exclusions-for-avast-users/
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.1.6886.IBC [UI.688] - EEK - Firefox ESR 91.5 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.5.0
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 97.1 - Cleanup 21.4 - SecureLine 5.15 - Driver Updater 21.4 - CCleaner 5.88
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Hard drive pinned at 100% usage
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 01:10:57 AM »
According to Win10Pro 64b Task Manager, my HD Use has been pegged at around 100% by Avast Service>Antivirus 95% for most of several weeks, at the same time using variably 20 to 70% for CPU & Memory.
.  This makes doing anything else very difficult, not to mention wearing out my hardware with grossly unneeded work load!
.  Avast Premium TS # is busy, and the Forum has some complaints about this issue, but no usable answers, explanations, nor suggestions. 
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Re: Hard drive pinned at 100% usage
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2021, 02:36:25 PM »
According to Win10Pro 64b Task Manager, my HD Use has been pegged at around 100% by Avast Service>Antivirus 95% for most of several weeks, at the same time using variably 20 to 70% for CPU & Memory.
.  This makes doing anything else very difficult, not to mention wearing out my hardware with grossly unneeded work load!
.  Avast Premium TS # is busy, and the Forum has some complaints about this issue, but no usable answers, explanations, nor suggestions. 
. 21.6.2474 (build 21.6.6446.683), UI: 1.0.660

Hi,

As a paid customer, you can reach support via chat or email by using this link: https://support.avast.com/en-us/contact/paid_pc_avast-premium-security