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JGies22

Extreme CPU consumption

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Hi All,

 

Every so often several times a day, my CPU goes off the charts and the fan runs. Adaware seems to be consuming the CPU at this point.

 

How do I stop this high consumption. I run scans and there is nothing found

 

Thanks

 

PS I have the free version

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Hi JGies22,

Maybe Adaware antivirus runs a background scan of your files. Have you changed any settings or are you using the default settings?

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Which process is using the CPU according to Task Manager, tab Processes, and how many percent?
For how long time is that process using the CPU that much?

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The answer to your question varies

I would say the Fan speeds up for 60 - 90 seconds

High users are

Adaware Services

MS Edge

Mozilla

Sometimes Windows Explorer

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What are MS Edge and Mozilla Firefox doing when it starts?
E.g. if they're displaying complicated web pages with a lot of ads or graphics, that requires that Adaware antivirus checks a lot of files for malicious content.

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Thanks, 

These pages are up in the background. Typically Gmail, Linked IN and Facebook. Sometimes hubspot.

I recognize your point whenever I go to AOL to check my Dads email. What a resource Hog AOL is. I limit time there.

Thank you

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Since the browsers also use the CPU I guess that they're doing something that requires that adaware works a lot. But it's hard to know if that is correct or if something else happens.

Has any other antivirus program been installed?
Rather often after an uninstallation of an antivirus program there are left-overs that can disturb the next antivirus program. The antivirus companies usually has special removal/uninstallation tools on their web sites.

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