blueblackwow65

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I find avast to be lightest of all av's out there sometimes cpu spikes but not for long.The only other av to be light like this is Webroot.
 
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BMW325I

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yes much better
avast with highest tweaking options is still lighter than any AV out there I have tried and it is better than avira at least
360 with HIPS is great against ransomware but may miss some non-ransomware malwares
thanks,what antimwalware should i run with avast?
 

uninfected1

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Was a long time and happy Avira user for several years some time ago so after some stellar reviews for it recently I thought I'd give it another go. Changed a couple of settings - heuristics to high and updates every two hours. I found it pretty resource heavy - updating maxes out cpu and causes computer to virtually freeze, and the rest of the time there are routine cpu spikes of between 15 to 20% every 15 seconds or so. Reducing heuristics to low didn't help much. I don't recall it having this impact when I used to use it.

ps used alongside Voodooshield and ZAL Pro.
 
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Xsjx

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Was a long time and happy Avira user for several years some time ago so after some stellar reviews for it recently I thought I'd give it another go. Changed a couple of settings - heuristics to high and updates every two hours. I found it pretty resource heavy - updating maxes out cpu and causes computer to virtually freeze, and the rest of the time there are routine cpu spikes of between 15 to 20% every 15 seconds or so. Reducing heuristics to low didn't help much. I don't recall it having this impact when I used to use it.

ps used alongside Voodooshield and ZAL Pro.
I want to help you first step Can you post a screenshot of your settings and Ram cpu... usage?
 

uninfected1

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thnx a lot for the help, much appreciated, but I really can't be bothered to troubleshoot it. I'll probably just return to Panda:). Much lighter on this machine.
 
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Xsjx

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thnx a lot for the help, much appreciated, but I really can't be bothered to troubleshoot it. I'll probably just return to Panda:). Much lighter on this machine.
I should use Avira as its Lighter than Panda ( Norrmally MUNCH lighter but if you dont want it your choice ;)
 
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vivid

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Did you consider average CPU usage? If a task is being done, commonly accepted value is lower than 50-60% to avoid overheating.
example : 100% usage is normal if average is lower than 60%.