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Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« on: January 20, 2010, 06:16:50 PM »
Is this normal? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 06:51:17 PM »
It depends on what you are doing as that is the main avast service, so any scanning, browsing, P2P, etc. going on is going to impact that. The VM Size is by all accounts (Alwil Team members) a better indication of memory being used.

Mine is no where close to yours as I'm only in the forums browsing/posting, etc, see image.
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 07:05:40 PM »
I'm only browsing here now and it's62.248K .
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 07:45:55 PM »
Mine is the same as DavidR's utilization on my XP Pro system.

What are your system specifications and what applications do you have loaded?

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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 07:51:32 PM »
as a reference, in Win7, I get 34 MB of overall RAM used, including 8.5MB of non shared. VM is 16 MB.
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 08:28:27 PM »
Here my system info.
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 08:36:34 PM »
Do you think they could be the problem(s)?
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 08:42:23 PM »
Remove them and see.

BitRemover that has been designed specifically to remove every last trace of the entries of IObit programs left behind if and when you had decided to uninstall one or more of these programs.
http://www.t-tools.nl/bitremoveren.php
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 08:46:01 PM »
How good is Avast 5 anti-spyware vs Iobit Security 360? I usually use Revo to uninstall and remove remaining leftovers, is that okay?

Also thank you for all help, I really appreciate it.
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 11:56:34 PM »
I would recommend following YoKenny's advice and stay away from IObit.
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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 12:04:12 AM »
Agreed.

Also, 60 - 70 mb is high for Avast, depending on what your shields are scanning this may be normal.

If you see an increase of memory usage say over an hour period or longer then it may be a memory leak that was undetected. System drivers and loaded programs being as varied on many machines may find more issues to be resolved.


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Re: Why AvastSvc.exe so high?
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 02:59:40 AM »
Thank you for all the help. I will uninstall the IObit programs and if any "problems" occur I come back here for more help.
Again, thank you.
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