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Offline Jaxon

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High Ram Usage When Scanning
« on: December 28, 2023, 04:06:17 AM »
I have been having some issues on my computer, so I have tried to run a scan on avast one. However, when I try to do such thing, it doesn't work. I start the scan, and it gets stuck at a random percentage and doesn't resume even if I keep it running all night long. While it's running, or if I stop the scan, avast starts to use up obscene amounts of ram. It starts at around 1-2GB but if I let it keep going without restarting my computer, it will go into tens of gigabytes. This makes it completely impossible to scan my system. I then tried to stop the scan and try scanning specific folders or drives, but the issue still persists. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea what I could even try.

Offline Youdil

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Re: High Ram Usage When Scanning
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2023, 09:51:42 AM »
Hi,,, i personally experience it... use boot time scan instead. update your definition first [Explorer > Open scan Centre > Boot time scan > download]
Hope it helps....