When I installed VIPRE, I was told by the installation sequence that I had Ad Aware installed on my computer, so I was advised to not enable VIPRE's Active Protection. I know I uninstalled Ad Aware a long time ago, so I enabled VIPRE's Active Protection. Now my computer is running very slowly due to VIPRE (SBAMSvc.exe) continually using 18%-45% of CPU resources.
I turned to VIPRE to decrease the problems of heavy CPU usage.
How can I get rid of all traces of Ad Aware OR how can I get VIPRE to not use so many resources?
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Esager, The critical features is the "Check Files when they are Opened or Copied", which tends to conflict with other active protection systems (or vice versa, depending on how you look at it). So if you turn that off, you should see a nice difference.
As regards AdAware, use MSI Clean to see if there's a curropted MSI installer for Adaware,
Thank you for your suggestions. I already tried the MSI Clean, to no avail. I also tried CCleaner, to no avail.
I finally searched and deleted all references to Lavasoft, Ad Aware, Ad-Aware and Adaware in the registry.
Also, I did as Alex suggested with turning off the "Check Files when they are Opened or Copied."
I also noticed that there were still some traces of Trend Micro and eliminated as many of them as I could find.
Now my CPU is not burdened like before.
Again, thank you,
Edsager, Glad it worked out. That's still weird that your machine was churning with the "Check Files when they are Opend or Copied" feature, because the only reason it would churn is that this particular feature (which is very deep in the kernel) would be conflicting with another kernel driver. So you may still have another real-time protection system running without knowing about it.
You may want to let sleeping dogs lie, but ideally, that feature has virtually no impact on your system, so long as nothing else is trying to do the same thing.