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High memory usage on start up (near 100%)


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#1 AndyP5000

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:13 AM

Hi,

 

When i boot my machine up I am getting crazy high memory usage.  

 

I have got Avast installed. No Malware detected when i do a full scan.

AFter the issue i then I also installed free version of Mal Ware Bytes This found nothing ether. - going to remove that now.

I've run a defrag.

And this morning my machine did a disk check on boot up.

 

When i examined the process's running i saw Avast was hogging a shed load of memory. So I suspect it might be that or a bad disk sector.

 

 

 



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:42 AM

just ran a memory diagnostic- no problems



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 06:50 AM

Hi Andy :)

If you disable avast! (so it doesn't start on boot), do you still have a high memory usage?

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 07:52 AM

Call me thick how do i disable it from booting? I know some stuff but not this



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:03 AM

Instructions are there :)

http://www.getavast.net/support/turn-off-shields

You want to select Disable permanently and then re-enable it when the test is over.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

Cheers.

 

I think it is happening when its attempting an update and it ends up hogging the system for 5 minutes. 

It only happens now and again so hard to debug.

I've turned off spotify and skype so they dont start up on boot. That seems to have calmed it a bit.

Ill see next time it happens if the update time matches the memory usage time. Then ill reinstall it to see if that fixes it. 



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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

Alright that's good Andy. Let us know if it comeback (you can update this thread) :)

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