Avast CPU Drain

By marinkvasina
Jun 1, 2014
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  1. I was check my system today as part of my routine, then I noticed something strange.
    The AvastUI.exe is using 25% of the CPU all the time. I'm pretty sure that the usage shouldn't be so high, considering that I have the i5-2400.
    Does anyone know what the problem might be?
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +185

    I do not use avast, So I can not say if this normal. But I did check mine .It use 0% . Unless it is scanning then maybe 15%. You could try removing Avast. With its Uninstaller program. The reinstall it. See if this helps. It may have a corrupt file. Or you could try using another antivirus program.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,453   +242

    Cobalt006 likes this.
  4. marinkvasina

    marinkvasina TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 262   +9

    Thank you. Avast seems to be using 0% for now. Which AV do you use?
    Cobalt006 likes this.
  5. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +185

    I use ESET Nod 32. I have used for years now. I don't mined myself paying the dats update . It has served me well.
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,453   +242

    I use Avast free version from the link I posted.
    jobeard likes this.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,516   +336

    I have no such issue, but then I also don't run scan and only enable email and weblink validations.

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