Avast Cleanup Service – Fix High CPU


  • Update and repair Avast software to resolve high CPU usage issues.
  • Adjust Avast scan settings and frequency to optimize performance.
  • Disable unnecessary Avast components and notifications to reduce CPU usage.
  • Remove or reinstall Avast add-ons and tools to improve efficiency.

Having a high CPU usage can be frustrating, causing slow performance and lag on your device. In this article, I will discuss the Avast Cleanup Service and how it can help fix high CPU issues.

Update and Repair Avast Software

1. Open the Avast application on your computer.
2. Navigate to the “Settings” menu, usually found in the top-right corner of the window.
3. Click on “Update” in the left-hand menu.
4. In the “Update” tab, you will see an option to “Update” the program. Click on it to start the update process.
5. Avast will connect to the internet and download the latest updates for the software.
6. Once the update is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer. If so, go ahead and restart.
7. After restarting, check if the high CPU usage issue has been resolved. If not, proceed to the next step.

To repair Avast software, follow these steps:

1. Open the Avast application on your computer.
2. Navigate to the “Settings” menu.
3. Click on “Troubleshooting” in the left-hand menu.
4. In the “Troubleshooting” tab, you will see an option to “Repair” the program. Click on it.
5. Avast will start the repair process, which may take a few minutes.
6. Once the repair is complete, restart your computer.
7. After restarting, check if the high CPU usage issue has been resolved. If not, consider contacting Avast support for further assistance.

Adjust Avast Scan Settings and Frequency

1. Open Avast Cleanup Service on your computer.

2. Go to the settings menu by clicking on the gear icon.

3. In the settings menu, select “Scan” or “Scan settings” option.

4. Here, you can customize the scan frequency by choosing how often you want Avast to scan your computer. Click on the drop-down list and select the desired frequency, such as daily, weekly, or monthly.

5. You can also adjust the scan settings by selecting the type of scan you want to run. You can choose between a quick scan, full system scan, or a custom scan.

6. Additionally, you can configure advanced scan settings by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Customize scan” option. This allows you to specify which areas of your computer to scan, such as specific folders or file types.

7. Once you have made the desired changes, click on “Apply” or “Save” to save the new scan settings.

Disable Unnecessary Avast Components and Notifications

1. Open Avast Antivirus on your computer.

2. In the main window, go to “Settings” and click on “Components”.

3. Here, you’ll see a list of all the Avast components installed on your system. Review the list and identify any components that you don’t need or use.

4. To disable a component, click on the toggle switch next to it. This will turn off the component and prevent it from running in the background.

5. Additionally, you can also disable unnecessary notifications from Avast. Go to “Settings” and click on “Notifications”.

6. In the Notifications settings, you can choose which types of notifications you want to receive from Avast. Uncheck the boxes next to the notifications that are not relevant or useful to you.

7. Click “OK” to save your changes.

By disabling unnecessary Avast components and notifications, you can reduce the CPU usage and improve the performance of your computer. Remember to only disable components that you are certain you don’t need, as some components are essential for the proper functioning of Avast.

If you want to learn more about Avast Antivirus and how to optimize its settings for your specific needs, refer to the Avast documentation or contact their support team for further assistance.

Remove or Reinstall Avast Add-ons and Tools

1. Open the Avast Cleanup Service on your computer.
2. Click on the “Settings” tab located at the top of the window.
3. In the sidebar, select “Components.”
4. A list of installed add-ons and tools will appear. To remove an add-on or tool, simply click on the toggle switch next to it to turn it off. To reinstall, click on the toggle switch again to turn it on.
5. You can also remove or reinstall multiple add-ons and tools at once by selecting the checkbox next to each one.
6. Once you have made your selections, click on the “Apply” button to save the changes.
7. Avast will then prompt you to confirm your decision. Click “Yes” to proceed with the removal or reinstallation.
8. The add-ons and tools will be removed or reinstalled, and you can close the Avast Cleanup Service window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Avast service taking up so much CPU?

Avast service may be taking up a significant amount of CPU due to factors such as outdated hardware, incorrect settings, or incompatible drivers. To resolve this issue and maintain optimal computer speed while using Avast services, follow the steps below.

How do I limit CPU usage in Avast?

To limit CPU usage in Avast, you can try the following solutions:
1. Ensure that you have updated Avast to its latest version.
2. Increase the scan frequency to the maximum value.
3. Repair the Avast program.
4. Remove the Cleanup Tool in Avast if it is causing high CPU usage.

Is Avast deliberately slowing down my computer?

Avast’s background updates can impact the speed of your computer, potentially slowing it down while you are using it.

Why are there so many Avast Antivirus processes?

There are multiple Avast Antivirus processes running in the background for various technical reasons.