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AvastUser95

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Does running an Avast scan slow down a computer?
« on: November 14, 2010, 10:27:57 PM »
While a Avast scan is running will it slow down my computer?

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Re: Does running an Avast scan slow down a computer?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 10:31:01 PM »
While a Avast scan is running will it slow down my computer?

Yes.
For me, scan slows my computer.

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Re: Does running an Avast scan slow down a computer?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 10:35:40 PM »
I have noticed a slight slow down. Not enough to be a bother.
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Re: Does running an Avast scan slow down a computer?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 11:16:42 PM »
It doesn't impact my system at all, but I'm not running lots of other things in the background.

This really begs the question, why start an on-demand scan if you are going to be working on it at the time (especially if you have a lower spec system).

Your best option would be to schedule the scan so it happens at a time which is convenient to you, when you aren't using it if you leave your system on at night, etc. Either that or do what I used to do before the scheduled scanning was available, start the scan and go and have a cup of tea.
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Re: Does running an Avast scan slow down a computer?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 03:16:22 PM »
start the scan and go and have a cup of tea.
That's a good idea.