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Hi, At system startup I am seeing avastSvc.exe using a lot of CPU, which is ineviatbly slowing my machine down. This eventually falls to around 5% CPU. Looking at the Web Shield log, I discovered that there was a massive blip, where the Web Shield was looking at over 8000 web pages at startup! Can anyone explain this? I have performed a moderate scan and had no viruses or infections.

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 09:05:48 PM »
Attach a screenshot

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 09:09:18 PM »
Please provide more information.
What os, service pack(s)?
What exact version of avast?
Do you have or did you have any other security software installed? If so, which one(s)?
What else is loading at boot time?

Please attach a OTL log in your next post.
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 10:11:40 PM »
Hi again.
I've attached the OTL log.
OS - XP V2002 SP3
Avast!  8.0.1497   Current Version 131018
I have no other security software except for Rapport.
Nothing else significant happening at Startup

Hope this is enough.
Many thanks!

Also attached a screenshot of webpage blip
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 10:19:42 PM by nodder »

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 10:19:08 PM »
Could you post a small selection of the sites that were being scanned

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Code: [Select]
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[CREATERESTOREPOINT]

:OTL
IE - HKLM\..\SearchScopes\{77AA745B-F4F8-45DA-9B14-61D2D95054C8}: "URL" = http://start.mysearchdial.com/results.php?f=4&q={searchTerms}&a=dnldmsd&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzutDtDtC0A0AtDzyyDtCtDyCtCyByE0CtAtN0D0Tzu0CyCtDyBtN1L2XzutBtFtBtFyEtFyBtAtCtN1L1Czu1Q1G1I1Q1H1B1Q&cr=117260401&ir=
IE - HKCU\..\SearchScopes\{77AA745B-F4F8-45DA-9B14-61D2D95054C8}: "URL" = http://start.mysearchdial.com/results.php?f=4&q={searchTerms}&a=dnldmsd&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzutDtDtC0A0AtDzyyDtCtDyCtCyByE0CtAtN0D0Tzu0CyCtDyBtN1L2XzutBtFtBtFyEtFyBtAtCtN1L1Czu1Q1G1I1Q1H1B1Q&cr=117260401&ir=
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No CLSID value found.
O2 - BHO: (CBrowserHelperObject Object) - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll (Dell Inc.)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - No CLSID value found.
O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (avast! Online Security) - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll (AVAST Software)
O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - {ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc} - No CLSID value found.
O3 - HKLM\..\Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - No CLSID value found.
O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\ShellBrowser: (no name) - {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No CLSID value found.
O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {BA14329E-9550-4989-B3F2-9732E92D17CC} - No CLSID value found.
O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - No CLSID value found.
O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {F0D4B239-DA4B-4DAF-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - No CLSID value found.
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: (C:\PROGRA~1\GOOGLE\GOOGLE~2\GOEC62~1.DLL) - File not found

:Commands
[resethosts]
[emptytemp]
[Reboot]
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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 11:30:22 PM »
Right - here's my next homework report!
1.  I could not find any details for the webshield security report. It merely stated that over 750k of webpages + network objects had been scanned in the last 30 days! That is a ridiculously large number!  There were no infections though.

2. Attachment OTL1.log is the result of the Quick Scan.

3. JRT.txt attached

Cheers!
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 11:35:12 PM by nodder »

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 11:36:18 PM »
Could you monitor for the next few days to see if this occurs again

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 09:15:35 AM »
Perhaps better to install the latest avast version and then see if it still happens.

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 06:50:38 PM »
Hi,
SYstem startup is now a lot quicker, with vastly less websites being monitored by webshield.
Many thanks for your help.

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Re: Web Shield log shows Web Shield scanned over 8000 web pages at startup
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 07:19:16 PM »
It was probably the startsearchdial addon that was causing the problem

Run OTL and press the cleanup button to remove it :)