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Offline The Hoarse Whisperer

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Multiple Avast processes in Task Manager
« on: March 17, 2022, 06:18:42 AM »
I'm seeing 13 Avast Antivirus processes in Task Manager; in total they're eating up 237Mb of memory. This seems like an awfully large number of processes - is this normal?

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Re: Multiple Avast processes in Task Manager
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2022, 09:08:57 AM »
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Re: Multiple Avast processes in Task Manager
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2022, 09:32:31 AM »
...is this normal?
Yes.

Yes, it is called multi tasking, rather to have one processes trying to handle everything. This can be slower, especially if there is something likely to take more time.  Also if one of these tasks/entries has a problem it doesn't effect everything.

Just take a look at your browser entries in the Task manager and you will get the idea.

What you don't show in your image is the CPU and RAM load of these tasks, it is usually quite low/reasonable, unless there is a lot of activity on the computer.
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Re: Multiple Avast processes in Task Manager
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2022, 04:21:10 PM »
Thank you for the replies - you've put my mind at ease.
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Re: Multiple Avast processes in Task Manager
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2022, 04:23:30 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Multiple Avast processes in Task Manager
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2022, 06:02:45 PM »
Thank you for the replies - you've put my mind at ease.

You're welcome.
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