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Emsisoft Anti-Malware Need more work


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yeah very high CPU usage

Emsisoft Anti-Malware uses multiple threads in order to scan files as fast as they can be loaded from your hard drive. This means that high CPU usage is normal during a scan, even if you have a CPU with multiple cores. This is done in order to ensure that scan times are shorter, because files can be scanned faster.

BTW: I moved your post from another topic on CPU usage into this one. ;)

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I've never seen a laptop fan break due to high CPU usage. I guess it's possible, if the lubricant had leaked out of the bearing, for the bearing to overheat with too much use and seize up.

How old is this laptop?

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From what I'm seeing, this laptop probably isn't more than one or two years old, so the fan shouldn't have died even with 100% CPU usage.

Let me ask the developers if there's a way to reduce CPU usage while scanning.

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OK, according to our developers Emsisoft Anti-Malware 6.5 will scan files as fast as it can pull data off of your hard drives, so if you have fast hard drives then the scan speeds will eat up more CPU time.

In the next major version, we intend to add a mechanism where you can control CPU usage (I would believe it involves limiting the number of threads that EAM will create or CPU cores that EAM will attempt to use, so you can prevent it from completely using your entire processor).

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