Avast’s constant use of disk can have a negative effect on your PC’s performance. It can slow down your programs and may cause crashes if the issue is not addressed. This issue can be solved in a variety of ways, such as through running a virus check and resetting the virtual memory or performing a fresh start. In addition you can also remove programs that you do not require and clear temporary files that are eating up RAM and CPU. You can either do it manually or use a tool like AVG TuneUp to do it for your.
Modifying the frequency of scanning can reduce the avast’s disk usage. This technique will shut off background monitoring and checking, however it should decrease avast’s CPU use.
You can try to update the antivirus software if you are still experiencing avast high disk and CPU usage. You can access the Avast interface by clicking the icon in the system tray or by finding it under the Start menu entry. After that, click Menu and select Settings from the drop down list.
You can view a list of scans that are currently running on your computer by right-clicking a document anywhere on the drive, and then selecting Scan using Avast in the context menu. The Stop button allows you to stop a scan that is taking up excessive memory. It is then possible to determine whether the CPU usage and disk usage have returned to normal.