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Because security tools perform real-time operations, they consume a lot of resources. But when an antivirus tool consumes all the CPU power, things get complicated.
Users using Avast, a popular antivirus tool, constantly face high CPU load. If you find yourself in this situation too, we have a solution for Avast Service High CPU Usage.
What causes Avast Service High CPU Usage
- The incorrect installation process of Avast antivirus tool.
- Incorrect way of system shutdown due to power failure or other reasons.
- Deletion of a system file or registry entry.
- The consequence of a virus or malware attack.
- Problem with Avast settings
How to fix Avast service High CPU load
- Type Control in the Windows 10 Cortana search box and select the Control Panel option that best suits your needs.
- You can also press Windows + R, type Control Panel, and then press Enter to open it.
- Select View by Category in the upper right corner, then click Uninstall Program under Programs.
- Find the Avast program, right-click on it and select Uninstall.
- On this page, select Repair to restore the program.
- Then click Yes to confirm the operation.
- Reboot your computer.
Remove the Cleanup Tool from Avast
- Open the Avast user interface by clicking on the icon on the taskbar.
- Click the Menu button in the upper right corner and select Settings.
- Switch to the Components tab.
- Find the Avast Cleanup Tool and click the down arrow next to it.
- Then select Uninstall Component and click OK to confirm the uninstall.
- Restart the Avast program.
Update Avast to the latest version
- Open the Avast user interface by clicking on the icon on the taskbar (notification area).
- Click on the Menu button in the upper right corner.
- Then click on Settings.
- Click the General tab, then switch to the Update tab.
- Click both buttons to check for new updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
The second most common reason for high CPU usage is the real-time feature that constantly scans files, connections, and other related applications in real-time, which it is supposed to do (Protect In Real Time).
Since Avast Antivirus performs automatic scans, the CPU load can remain constant. While installing a new application or downloading a file from the Internet, Avast may perform a scan. In short, the answer to the question "Does Avast Antivirus slow down your computer?" - Yes. Avast can slow down your computer.
- Locate the orange Avast icon in the Windows taskbar, then right-click it to open the Avast antivirus program settings.
- Now go to Avast Shields and select one of the options shown, i.e. disable for 10 minutes, for one hour until you reboot your computer, or disable the shields permanently.