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Multiple occurrences of Avast
« on: December 11, 2021, 03:45:00 PM »
I'm totally new to Avast, so please forgive me if this sounds a little dumb.
I recently had to run Windows Task Manager to kill some software that was not behaving. It was there that I noticed that 5 occurrences of Avast Antivirus appeared to be running as well as other Avast services. I was not too concerned about the services, but more about the number of entries of "Avast Antivirus". If this is normal, then my question is answered.
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Re: Multiple occurrences of Avast
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2021, 04:56:39 PM »
Hi, yes - that's normal, nothing to worry about.
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Re: Multiple occurrences of Avast
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2021, 06:21:06 PM »
Many thanks  :)

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Re: Multiple occurrences of Avast
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2021, 09:20:02 PM »
It's about multi tasking, a process doing one thing is quicker than one doing multiple tasks.

A bit like your browser when you have multiple tabs open just check the task manager and see how many instances of your browser listed.
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Re: Multiple occurrences of Avast
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2021, 09:31:26 AM »
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 22.7.7366.BC [UI.713] - Firefox ESR 91.11 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 91.11
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 103.0 - Cleanup 22.2 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 22.2 - CCleaner 6.01
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