Avast is the most exclusive free antivirus software in the world. Resembling to other antivirus software it is also money need application. However Avast executes discrete operations such as full virus scan, clean up and background scanning. At the same moment it consumes an abundance of CPU allowance and the Avast service high CPU usage becomes exasperating.
Due to excess use of CPU by Avast it will fend off the execution of other tasks predominantly the CPU based works.
In order to fix this high speed cpu usage problem, at first the Avast client software, and virus definitions should be updated to the latest versions. If this is outdated it will cause ancillary operations running and monopolize resources.
“When you check the task manager in case of a CPU slowdown, you may notice the reason to be avastsvc.exe hogging up CPU resources and/or ntoskrnl.exe consuming high RAM resources. Avast can use more than provisioned CPU if there exist an incorrectly configured system settings, or if there are some irregular entries in Windows Registry.”
The following solution will fix the problem:
Detaching real time componentsFrom the start menu, open Avast UI and steer to core shield , from this you can select the shields which you don’t need and disable by uncheck the box. For some shields there will be a uninstall option. Restart the PC in order to save the changes and after that you can check the CPU usage which comes to its normal value.
Alternation of scan frequencyInput the change directory command in command prompt towards to go to Avast folder. A file will opens in the Notepad that opens, detect, and alter the following value to calibrate the scan frequency. Save this value in the file and restart the system.
Avast screenshot analysisScan any random files on your system, as a result a list of running scan screen will appears. Locate the Avast screenshot analyser and turn off it by clicking stop button. After this process check the cpu usage value from the task manager.
Eradicate redundant AddsFrom the list of installed applications track down avast and snick uninstall button. From the setup window select modify depends on the version. By hold back behaviorshield, mailshield, fileshield, webshield uncheck other unwanted constituents.
Reinstall AvastSelect Avast from the program unit in the control panel and click repair option and snicking yes to confirm the repairing of installed files. After restarting the pc it will complete the repairing of corrupted files.