How to Fix Avast Constantly Using Disk

avast’s constant use of disks is a problem that could negatively impact your PC performance. If not addressed it could cause your software to slow down, or even stop working. This issue can be addressed by several methods, including by running a virus scan or resetting your virtual memory, or by performing a fresh reboot. You can also remove any software you don’t use and delete temporary files that are using up RAM and CPU. You can either do this manually, or use a program such as AVG TuneUp to perform the task for you.

The change in the frequency of scanning could aid in reducing avast’s utilization of disks. This will stop background monitoring and checking, however it should decrease avast’s CPU utilization.

If you are still experiencing excessive disk and CPU usage, you can update the antivirus software. You can access the Avast interface by clicking on the icon in your system tray or by looking for it under the Start menu entry. Then, click Menu and choose Settings from the drop-down list.

You can access an overview of the scans that are currently ongoing on your computer by right-clicking the file anywhere on the drive and choosing Scan with Avast in the context menu. The Stop button allows you to disable a scan that is taking up excessive memory. Then, you can look to see if the CPU and disk usage has returned to normal.