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AAWService.exe utilising majority of CPU resources

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When I cold boot the PC initially reponse time and performanence is [u]really poor [/u]initially!

When I look in the Process tab of Task Manager I notice that AAWService is hogging the vast majority of CPU . The lack of resources makes running any other program totally impossible for about 10-15 minutes.

I am running the free version 9.0.5

Any ideas would really be appreciated.

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Hi BriMac,

Do you have another antivirusprogram or other security programs than Ad-Aware?
Do you leave AVG open while scanning?

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[quote name='CeciliaB' post='126594' date='May 7 2011, 09:21 PM']Hi BriMac,

Do you have another antivirusprogram or other security programs than Ad-Aware?
Do you leave AVG open while scanning?[/quote]

Yes I have AVG and Spybot installed and I leave both systems as they are.

This issue has only started in the [u]very recent [/u] past. I have been running these systems for a number of years apparently without issue Edited by BriMac

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With Ad-Aware version 9 an antivirus program is included. Lavasoft is trying to get Ad-Aware compatible with other antivirus programs but there might be a conflict with AVG. One way to test that is if you turn off the 'Resident Shiled' in AVG and then restart the computer.

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You might also read the topic [url="http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=31114"]http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=31114[/url] since there are other descriptions of slow startup of Ad-Aware.

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Slow startup is common especially when the program is fighting with others to get to the same spot, if that makes sense. You need to alter your start up items.

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