The constant use of disks by Avast can have a negative effect on your PC’s performance. It can cause slowdowns in your applications and could cause crashes if the issue is not addressed. This problem can be fixed in a variety of ways, such as performing a virus scan as well as resetting virtual memory, or launching a fresh boot. In addition you can uninstall applications that you don’t require and eliminate temporary files that are eating up CPU and RAM. You can do this manually or with a program like AVG TuneUp that will perform the task for you.
Changing the scanning regularity can aid in reducing avast’s usage of disks. This method disables background checking and monitoring but it will reduce avast’s high CPU usage.
If you’re still experiencing an excessive use of your CPU and disk it is possible to update the antivirus software. To accomplish this, you’ll need to start the Avast user interface by clicking the icon on the tray of your system or locating it in the start menu entry. Click Menu, then select Settings from the drop-down list.
You can see a list of scans currently running on your computer by selecting Scan with Avast from the context menu when you right-click on a file on the drive. Then, you can locate the scan that is taking up too much memory and then disable it by clicking the Stop button. It is then possible to determine if the CPU usage and disk usage has returned to normal.