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Offline Windward10

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Cavwp.exe eating resources
« on: September 23, 2019, 01:20:00 PM »
I have three hard drives on my PC. Windows 10 is on C: the primary. My active data is on D: and there is a back-up copy of old data on G: This data is mostly image copies jpeg, dng etc. and are not accessed by any of the programs I am using.

For some reason the G: drive is being accessed almost constantly by Cavwp.exe and this is eating into resources and slowing everything down. I have disabled HIPs - no change. Disabled antivirus - no change. Exited CIS and closed it down - no change. The only way to stop it is ending the Comodo Internet Security process through task manager.

Is there any way to stop this Cavwp.exe scanning these files unnecessarily?

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Re: Cavwp.exe eating resources
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 01:38:58 PM »
It if isn't a Scan Memory on Startup or a Scheduled Scan . . . . have you tried adding the G Drive to Scan Exclusions as shown?

I have three hard drives on my PC. Windows 10 is on C: the primary. My active data is on D: and there is a back-up copy of old data on G: This data is mostly image copies jpeg, dng etc. and are not accessed by any of the programs I am using.

For some reason the G: drive is being accessed almost constantly by Cavwp.exe and this is eating into resources and slowing everything down. I have disabled HIPs - no change. Disabled antivirus - no change. Exited CIS and closed it down - no change. The only way to stop it is ending the Comodo Internet Security process through task manager.

Is there any way to stop this Cavwp.exe scanning these files unnecessarily?
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Re: Cavwp.exe eating resources
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 07:23:06 AM »
what is the .exe in the first place?

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Re: Cavwp.exe eating resources
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 01:11:16 PM »
It if isn't a Scan Memory on Startup or a Scheduled Scan . . . . have you tried adding the G Drive to Scan Exclusions as shown?

Sorry Ploget, I thought I had replied to you immediately, but it doesn't seem to have worked.

The drive that was being scanned contained back-up images, all quite large and so I have added the drive as an exclusion and that has sorted the issue. Cavwp.exe does seem rather memory intensive though.

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Re: Cavwp.exe eating resources
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 01:23:25 PM »
what is the .exe in the first place?

I am a newbie and a bit of a numptie on all this, but cavwp.exe scans file activity in the background (I think). There is more info on https://www.file.net/process/cavwp.exe.html

 

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