Author Topic: ashServ.exe eating CPU  (Read 1931 times)

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ashServ.exe eating CPU
« on: May 24, 2007, 04:14:36 AM »
Hey guys i have a problem with ashServ of avast its CPU consumption is frequently going 100% and is slowing down my system. How do you solve this?

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Re: ashServ.exe eating CPU
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 04:24:06 AM »
Our guru, Vlk, always says that the guidelines for solving of the problem "ashServ.exe using too much CPU" has always been the same:

1. Check if the avast tray icon is spinning (while CPU usage is high)
2. If it is, click it (wait for the dialog box to open), and check which file is being scanned (the Last Scanned field); the Scanned Count value should be increasing (spinning icon means a scan is in progress)
3. Find out which of the providers is scanning the file (click "Details" button and check out the Last Scanned value for each of the providers). The most common providers that may cause this are Standard Shield, P2P Shield and IM Shield.
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Re: ashServ.exe eating CPU
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 05:34:30 AM »

It may also depend on what you are doing when this happens ... downloading video or music, etc.

Also, the amount of available RAM might be a factor.