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Avast update causes CPU spike for svchost.exe -k netsvcs
« on: July 28, 2011, 09:45:46 PM »
Hi,
Windows XP SP3, AIS 6.0.1203, no other resident security apps ('cept SBIE which is on demand only).
When AIS is checking for updates it causes svchost.exe -k netsvcs to spike in CPU usage, which can be annoying sometimes. The issue was present in previous versions as well (but I didn't give it too much attention as there were more pressing issues, like uTorrent FW issue).
This happens only with AIS's update checking, no other program installed on my PC has exibited such behavior, nor has any other security suite I've used in the past (before you ask, yes, they were uninstalled properly/without conflicting remnants).
Screenshots of the issue:
http://img.ie/55986.png
http://img.ie/c0b42.png (captured svchost thread causing the spike)
Any info on why it's behaving like that? Thanks.