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Offline happylty

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Automatically upgrade the memory too much occupied, I hope the next version of optimization!
General than the main memory footprint is also great!
My home computer memory only 512M memory, the computer is running very slow, I hope as soon as possible to optimize! Support avast! ! ! !
« Last Edit: July 12, 2009, 01:03:17 PM by happylty »

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You are in charge of optimisation, if you only have 512MB of RAM then you need to optimize what you run on startup and leave running in the background.

You don't say what your OS is which is crucial, XP has a recommended minimum of 256MB just to run it, leaving 256 for all the rest, your browser, email client, firewall and security applications. This cripples your system performance as the RAM is constantly being swapped out to the virtual memory (pagefile.sys) on your hard disk. The hard disk then is a bottle neck as it is much slower than working completely in RAM.

If you have Vista you are lucky if it will run at all on 512MB of RAM.

So essentially you should only have system and essential applications run on boot. avast by comparison to many other AVs is relatively light on resources.
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You are in charge of optimisation, if you only have 512MB of RAM then you need to optimize what you run on startup and leave running in the background.

You don't say what your OS is which is crucial, XP has a recommended minimum of 256MB just to run it, leaving 256 for all the rest, your browser, email client, firewall and security applications. This cripples your system performance as the RAM is constantly being swapped out to the virtual memory (pagefile.sys) on your hard disk. The hard disk then is a bottle neck as it is much slower than working completely in RAM.

If you have Vista you are lucky if it will run at all on 512MB of RAM.

So essentially you should only have system and essential applications run on boot. avast by comparison to many other AVs is relatively light on resources.

Germany seems little red umbrella and use of resources than avast killing rate is higher, and avast smaller than manslaughter, but it will give my system the local connection is very slow to start, so we do not, Besides, there is no Chinese version.

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Germany seems little red umbrella and use of resources than avast killing rate is higher, and avast smaller than manslaughter

 The little red umbrella is Avira.

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Besides, there is no Chinese version.

 So, I see, it was the reason why you are using avast.

 Avast is not a heavy antivirus, it can even run smoothly on a 256 MB memory of an old XP PC.
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But why does ashserv.exe use over 300mb of memory?I don't think VRDB can cause that high memory usage.
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But why does ashserv.exe use over 300mb of memory?I don't think VRDB can cause that high memory usage.
ashServ.exe is the process for: the resident, the on-demand scannings and the VRDB generation.
Are you sure the last two aren't being in progress?
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But why does ashserv.exe use over 300mb of memory?I don't think VRDB can cause that high memory usage.
ashServ.exe is the process for: the resident, the on-demand scannings and the VRDB generation.
Are you sure the last two aren't being in progress?
You have to ask happylty as he/she is having the problem.
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Sorry mathboyx215. I've quoted your post when in fact I was talking to happylty.
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 sorry. wrong post.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 01:18:55 PM by .: L' arc :. »
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But why does ashserv.exe use over 300mb of memory?I don't think VRDB can cause that high memory usage.
ashServ.exe is the process for: the resident, the on-demand scannings and the VRDB generation.
Are you sure the last two aren't being in progress?
You have to ask happylty as he/she is having the problem.
In advance, I am a man!
VRDB really can achieve more than 300 megabytes (300M), so my PC is running very slow!

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So set the VRDB to generate when a) the system is idle or b) when the screen saver is running.

With your lack of resources I wouldn't run multiple applications when trying to work on your computer. You could simply disable the VRDB as from avast version 5 it won't be used as it is old technology which isn't keeping pace with malware developments making it much harder to physically repair a file.

The VRDB only runs every three weeks so unless it is actually running (the avast 'i' icon is rotating) then it isn't contributing to the RAM load.

You still haven't said what your Operating System is ?
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@davidr he is using windows xp
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Thanks, where did you dig that up ;D

That certainly isn't leaving a lot left when you take out the 256MB used for the OS for other applications.
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Thanks, where did you dig that up ;D

That certainly isn't leaving a lot left when you take out the 256MB used for the OS for other applications.


Please accept my proposal, the next version of avast optimize memory usage!

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It already is very much optimized. Looking at the resource usage right now on win 7 running the latest avast!, avast's memory usage is around 30-35 MB of ram. I'd say that is very low.