I have a few problems that have only happened since I installed Avast. I installed it 3 days ago:
- Chrome, when loading a new webpage, freezes my entire computer for about 1/4th a second.
- The amount of CPU power I have is reduced by about 20%.
- The icon doesn't stop spinning. I'm not sure if this means it's doing something, but it seems like it.
- When I load a webpage, my speakers start making a crackling sound for about 1/2 a second while it's on and playing music. I tried 3 separate pairs of speakers.
Is there something I'm doing wrong with Avast!? It's the Internet Security version with Mail Shield and Antispam disabled.
It's fully updated to the latest version and definitions. I never had this problem with Malwarebytes, even with Realtime monitoring enabled. I've run a few scans and the CPU usage definitely went up (30%-ish usage). I uninstalled the browser plugin that came with it and have tried it while offline and it still does it. I've also tried re-installing it.