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Offline amtojsingh88

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avast memory usage
« on: May 12, 2011, 06:17:14 PM »
hey i am a new avast user. What i want to know is how to check the avast memory usage in the windows task manager ?
there are three columns there :-
1. working set
2. private working set
3. peak working set

all these are showing avast memory usage....i wanna know which is the actual one ? ???

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Re: avast memory usage
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 06:23:32 PM »
They all are.   ;D  Windows uses a memory manager that gives a process more memory when needed, and gets it returned to the memory pool when not being used.  Private working set is the unsharable portion, working set is the amount currently being used, peak is the largest value used.
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Re: avast memory usage
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 06:27:43 PM »
I generally monitor three if I open Task Manger for that purpose, though I'm generally unconcerned with the avast memory usage as it is comparatively light for avastSvc.exe and avastUI.exe the two avast entries.

1. working set
2. private working set
3. Commit Size

Personally I see no point in monitoring Peak anything as it is a necessary evil when avast scans memory usage will increase. So I don't monitor peak working set.
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Re: avast memory usage
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 06:55:23 PM »
thanks for the prompt help...
and yes one thing i noticed that help comes fast with avast forums than with kaspersky which i had been using before this..and the protection too is excellent....
i hope i have many good years with avast....
thanks once again !!! :)

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Re: avast memory usage
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 06:59:44 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

Yes avast have had an excellent product that just keeps getting better, I have had it for just over 7 years already ;D

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