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Author Topic: avengine.exe  (Read 5287 times)


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« on: January 28, 2009, 02:27:05 PM »

I don't know if this is the right area of the forum so I'll apologize if it's not.  When I set it to Force Kill avengine.exe merrily ramps up to 99% CPU usage anyway and anytime it wants.  If I also try to change priority from Normal, it resets back to normal.

Is there any way I can either kill or lower the CPU usage of avengine.exe?

Thanks for any advice!


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Re: avengine.exe
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 02:33:58 PM »
this is a question for the Process Tamer section; i'll move it there in a bit.
try changing the priority of other programs -- if the rest change successfully and only avengine.exe doesnt -- then you have a process that is forcing its own priority and nothing can prevent that.


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Re: avengine.exe
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 03:40:32 PM »
avengine.exe is a process belonging to the Panda AntiVirus Internet security suite, and is essential for protecting your computer from Internet-bound threats. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

I think antivirus software will prevent itself from being killed otherwise things would be easyfor viruses. So that's why process tamer is not able to kill it.


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Re: avengine.exe
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 06:18:35 PM »
It is probably spending the CPU time fending off Process Tamer, essentially attacking itself. You should be able to turn it off via Panda itself, although I've never used any Panda products.