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Offline Dinobot2

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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2024, 03:37:22 AM »
This is my current RAM usage from Avast.
With Avast I find that the use of PC resources is very low compared to other AVs.

Yours looks uncharacteristically low, I have never seen any of the main processes as low as yours.

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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2024, 03:39:46 AM »
This is my current RAM usage from Avast.
With Avast I find that the use of PC resources is very low compared to other AVs.

Yours looks uncharacteristically low, I have never seen any of the main processes as low as yours.

Now I can't understand anything. Some times the consumption seems high, and others seem like the consumption is high, does anyone have any explanation? about this?
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2024, 04:11:19 AM »
For the figures that are being talked about here, 204 MB is crazy.  When the total memory in use is for everything in the Task Manager figures is only 10% so there is 90% available for use.  Just compare that 204MB against what you browser is using when running.

Memory is there to be used and the sum being discussed is miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

My browser is open basically all of the time and there are multiple tabs pinned and open and it uses the lions share of RAM, am I worried about, no! My browser activity is going to be scanned by Avast and raise its memory usage.  RAM is there to be used or things would be much slower.
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2024, 04:26:24 AM »
For the figures that are being talked about here, 204 MB is crazy.  When the total memory in use is for everything in the Task Manager figures is only 10% so there is 90% available for use.  Just compare that 204MB against what you browser is using when running.

Memory is there to be used and the sum being discussed is miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

My browser is open basically all of the time and there are multiple tabs pinned and open and it uses the lions share of RAM, am I worried about, no! My browser activity is going to be scanned by Avast and raise its memory usage.  RAM is there to be used or things would be much slower.

But what he said is that he's not using anything. and AVAST is consuming very high.
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2024, 12:36:48 PM »
For the figures that are being talked about here, 204 MB is crazy.  When the total memory in use is for everything in the Task Manager figures is only 10% so there is 90% available for use.  Just compare that 204MB against what you browser is using when running.

Memory is there to be used and the sum being discussed is miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

My browser is open basically all of the time and there are multiple tabs pinned and open and it uses the lions share of RAM, am I worried about, no! My browser activity is going to be scanned by Avast and raise its memory usage.  RAM is there to be used or things would be much slower.

But what he said is that he's not using anything. and AVAST is consuming very high.

Even at his reported high 204 MB is miniscule in the greater scheme of things, e.g. total memory.  As I said memory is there to be used 204MB out of whatever the total is. 

Windows startup is a time when there is a lot of activity going on, so it wouldn't be unexpected to be more active, but even so 204MB I wouldn't say is excessive.  Programs change, updates, etc. and what the Process does could also have an impact on that figure. 
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2024, 04:12:20 PM »
For the figures that are being talked about here, 204 MB is crazy.  When the total memory in use is for everything in the Task Manager figures is only 10% so there is 90% available for use.  Just compare that 204MB against what you browser is using when running.

Memory is there to be used and the sum being discussed is miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

My browser is open basically all of the time and there are multiple tabs pinned and open and it uses the lions share of RAM, am I worried about, no! My browser activity is going to be scanned by Avast and raise its memory usage.  RAM is there to be used or things would be much slower.

But what he said is that he's not using anything. and AVAST is consuming very high.
Before you give advice or offer an opinion, please get your facts straight.
The memory (resources) used in comparison to the total amount of memory (resources) available isn't high at all.
The browser is using much more ram as David pointed out.
I suggest you stick with the ESET forum you seem to be a fan of that product.
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2024, 06:50:38 PM »
For the figures that are being talked about here, 204 MB is crazy.  When the total memory in use is for everything in the Task Manager figures is only 10% so there is 90% available for use.  Just compare that 204MB against what you browser is using when running.

Memory is there to be used and the sum being discussed is miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

My browser is open basically all of the time and there are multiple tabs pinned and open and it uses the lions share of RAM, am I worried about, no! My browser activity is going to be scanned by Avast and raise its memory usage.  RAM is there to be used or things would be much slower.

But what he said is that he's not using anything. and AVAST is consuming very high.
Before you give advice or offer an opinion, please get your facts straight.
The memory (resources) used in comparison to the total amount of memory (resources) available isn't high at all.
The browser is using much more ram as David pointed out.
I suggest you stick with the ESET forum you seem to be a fan of that product.

I only praise products that make a difference. Eset is known as the lightest antivirus.
I wonder why?
Now you are a fan of Avast.. lol
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2024, 07:03:22 PM »
For the figures that are being talked about here, 204 MB is crazy.  When the total memory in use is for everything in the Task Manager figures is only 10% so there is 90% available for use.  Just compare that 204MB against what you browser is using when running.

Memory is there to be used and the sum being discussed is miniscule in the greater scheme of things.

My browser is open basically all of the time and there are multiple tabs pinned and open and it uses the lions share of RAM, am I worried about, no! My browser activity is going to be scanned by Avast and raise its memory usage.  RAM is there to be used or things would be much slower.

But what he said is that he's not using anything. and AVAST is consuming very high.
Before you give advice or offer an opinion, please get your facts straight.
The memory (resources) used in comparison to the total amount of memory (resources) available isn't high at all.
The browser is using much more ram as David pointed out.
I suggest you stick with the ESET forum you seem to be a fan of that product.

"I only praise products that make a difference. Eset is known as the lightest antivirus.
I wonder why?
Now you are a fan of Avast.. lol"
Considering that Avast has kept my systems safe since 2003, you may be correct.
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2024, 07:16:10 PM »
Same here, since 2009, at least.

Good computing practices are at least 50% of protection, tho.  In other words, user also protects by surfing wisely, researches all programs before downloading, maintains programs up-to-date, etc.,.

Antivirus cannot protect 100%.  Malwarebytes protects sections antiviruses don't, mostly PUP's some trojans.

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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2024, 08:56:04 PM »
Before you give advice or offer an opinion, please get your facts straight.
The memory (resources) used in comparison to the total amount of memory (resources) available isn't high at all.
The browser is using much more ram as David pointed out.

This is like someone saying "Hey, I Paid more money than you for the exact same product" and then you say "Yeah, but it's only a small percentage of your overall bank account balance, so who cares?"

Like, yeah, that might be true, but there's still something to be said about why the raw amount was higher for one person than for others. I understand fluctuations, but OP's RAM usage is significantly higher by quite a few degrees of magnitude.
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2024, 09:59:01 PM »
Before you give advice or offer an opinion, please get your facts straight.
The memory (resources) used in comparison to the total amount of memory (resources) available isn't high at all.
The browser is using much more ram as David pointed out.

This is like someone saying "Hey, I Paid more money than you for the exact same product" and then you say "Yeah, but it's only a small percentage of your overall bank account balance, so who cares?"

Like, yeah, that might be true, but there's still something to be said about why the raw amount was higher for one person than for others. I understand fluctuations, but OP's RAM usage is significantly higher by quite a few degrees of magnitude.

No it isn't, comparing apples against oranges, you aren't paying for what ram usage, that is entirely down to computer setup and usage and that is likely to differ from one person to another (as we have seen in this topic).

So 204MB Vs say my 86MB, both are infinitesimal Vs installed RAM - of all of the installed running processes in the OPs system only add up to10% of installed RAM, what does 204MB represent against the 10% of total RAM used.

This is bloody crazy, you will give yourself an ulcer worrying about things like this.
If your worried about RAM usage don't switch your PC on, RAM is there to be used this figure of 204MB being considered excessive is ridiculous
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Re: Avast Antivirus Engine Server memory leak?
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2024, 09:59:47 PM »
Before you give advice or offer an opinion, please get your facts straight.
The memory (resources) used in comparison to the total amount of memory (resources) available isn't high at all.
The browser is using much more ram as David pointed out.

This is like someone saying "Hey, I Paid more money than you for the exact same product" and then you say "Yeah, but it's only a small percentage of your overall bank account balance, so who cares?"

Like, yeah, that might be true, but there's still something to be said about why the raw amount was higher for one person than for others. I understand fluctuations, but OP's RAM usage is significantly higher by quite a few degrees of magnitude.
Again, facts count. Without knowing exactly what the AV is doing at the time this reading was obtained, there is no way to know if the usage is high low or on par. You also need to realize that anything you do on your system is checked by your AV so it's always going to require resources.
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