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GPU Z 2.44 loads 4-5x faster than the latest 2.46 version

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That's something you might need to report to AVG, i'm not sure w1zzard can do a lot - if they manually whitelist the files this could come back every update
 
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Contact Avast, they have been quick to fix false positives with GPU-Z in the past.
Sure will do.

But its not really being flagged as a virus or anything at all. What its doing is. "hmm Let me slow you down but I wont tell anyone I've done it"

I wish it did flag it and had a nice easy to read POP up saying "this program has been flagged" then you can white list it.

And what is GPU-Z 2.46 doing differently to cause this strange behavior that older version do not do?

I'll let you know if they do anything.
 
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If you manually add an exception for GPU-Z process in Avast settings, does it help any? OR is it still slow?
 
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If you manually add an exception for GPU-Z process in Avast settings, does it help any? OR is it still slow?
I did manually add exceptions of the file and it made no difference. If that is all that was required I would be ok with it. The only way to get it to load fast is to Turn off Avast File protections completely meaning no AV for the entire computer. Only behavior and web protections can be active. Not a great choice.

I've never had GPUZ 2.45.0 on my system I just DL it to see and it was OK = FAST
Re-download GPU 2.46.0 and super slow.

So the last clean version of GPUZ was 2.45.0 + Avast AV.
All older versions of GPUZ work fine with Avast. My fix for now is the run 2.45.0 until one of the companies changes somethign on their end. Hope they don't point fingers at each other. "Hey its not my issue you fix your end" and nothing is done.
 
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Contact Avast, they have been quick to fix false positives with GPU-Z in the past.
Do you get anything in return for testing their heuristics? :D
 

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I did manually add exceptions of the file and it made no difference. If that is all that was required I would be ok with it. The only way to get it to load fast is to Turn off Avast File protections completely meanging no AV for the entire computer. Only behavior and web protections can be active. Not a great choice.
Even more reason to report it to AVG, might even worth contacting their support directly. This sounds like a bug in their software.

And what is GPU-Z 2.46 doing differently to cause this strange behavior that older version do not do?
Nothing I can think of. These are the changes since 2.44

v2.46.0 (May 5th, 2022)

Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT
Improved Intel ARC support
Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 (GA107), NVIDIA A30
Updated driver to no longer require SSE2 compatible CPU
Fixed 2022 AMD drivers being reported as "Crimson"
Fixed Resizable BAR detection on systems with AGP card
Fixed "email me my validation id" not sending any email
Added support for iGPU on Alder Lake Mobile
Added support for Glenfly GPU

v2.45.0 (March 25th, 2022)

Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3060 Ti (GA103), RTX 3080 Ti Mobile, T1000 8 GB, T400 4 GB, CMP 170HX, A16, A2
Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6800S, RX 6700S, RX 6850M XT, RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT, W6400, Barcelo APU, Rembrandt APU, Steam Deck GPU, Barco MXRT 270
Added preliminary support for Intel Arc Alchemist
Fixed NVIDIA Ampere memory size not being reported as power of two
Improved support for Intel Alder Lake
Fixed memory clock detection on Alder Lake
Fixed GA106 transistor count
Added support for HBM and DDR4 memory on NVIDIA
 

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Sure will do.

But its not really being flagged as a virus or anything at all. What its doing is. "hmm Let me slow you down but I wont tell anyone I've done it"

I wish it did flag it and had a nice easy to read POP up saying "this program has been flagged" then you can white list it.

And what is GPU-Z 2.46 doing differently to cause this strange behavior that older version do not do?

I'll let you know if they do anything.
It doesn't have to flag it, it's just some behavioral heuristic trying harder (and longer) than it should.
 
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It doesn't have to flag it, it's just some behavioral heuristic trying harder (and longer) than it should.
Dumb "fake AI" is stupid. :)
Hopefully once they are contacted, they will fix it soon.
 

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Dumb "fake AI" is stupid. :)
Hopefully once they are contacted, they will fix it soon.
"Fake AI" is not stupid. But people are really bad at considering possibilities. Not to mention edge cases. That's why it's all iterative.
 

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Even more reason to report it to AVG, might even worth contacting their support directly. This sounds like a bug in their software.


Nothing I can think of. These are the changes since 2.44

v2.46.0 (May 5th, 2022)

Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT
Improved Intel ARC support
Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 (GA107), NVIDIA A30
Updated driver to no longer require SSE2 compatible CPU
Fixed 2022 AMD drivers being reported as "Crimson"
Fixed Resizable BAR detection on systems with AGP card
Fixed "email me my validation id" not sending any email
Added support for iGPU on Alder Lake Mobile
Added support for Glenfly GPU

v2.45.0 (March 25th, 2022)

Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3060 Ti (GA103), RTX 3080 Ti Mobile, T1000 8 GB, T400 4 GB, CMP 170HX, A16, A2
Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6800S, RX 6700S, RX 6850M XT, RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT, W6400, Barcelo APU, Rembrandt APU, Steam Deck GPU, Barco MXRT 270
Added preliminary support for Intel Arc Alchemist
Fixed NVIDIA Ampere memory size not being reported as power of two
Improved support for Intel Alder Lake
Fixed memory clock detection on Alder Lake
Fixed GA106 transistor count
Added support for HBM and DDR4 memory on NVIDIA


This reminds me of how norton antivirus would suddenly start up when playing legit games in W98 (Microsoft, Sierra, Expert Software). False positive for sure, solution was to turn it off. Avast/AVG may just need a Whitelist exception added for GPU-Z.

Id check Task Scheduler
 

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Even more reason to report it to AVG, might even worth contacting their support directly. This sounds like a bug in their software.


Nothing I can think of. These are the changes since 2.44

v2.46.0 (May 5th, 2022)

Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6650 XT
Improved Intel ARC support
Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 (GA107), NVIDIA A30
Updated driver to no longer require SSE2 compatible CPU
Fixed 2022 AMD drivers being reported as "Crimson"
Fixed Resizable BAR detection on systems with AGP card
Fixed "email me my validation id" not sending any email
Added support for iGPU on Alder Lake Mobile
Added support for Glenfly GPU

v2.45.0 (March 25th, 2022)

Added support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, RTX 3060 Ti (GA103), RTX 3080 Ti Mobile, T1000 8 GB, T400 4 GB, CMP 170HX, A16, A2
Added support for AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT, RX 6800S, RX 6700S, RX 6850M XT, RX 6650M, RX 6650M XT, W6400, Barcelo APU, Rembrandt APU, Steam Deck GPU, Barco MXRT 270
Added preliminary support for Intel Arc Alchemist
Fixed NVIDIA Ampere memory size not being reported as power of two
Improved support for Intel Alder Lake
Fixed memory clock detection on Alder Lake
Fixed GA106 transistor count
Added support for HBM and DDR4 memory on NVIDIA
the updated driver for the sse2 issue is my guess, AV's would be paranoid about system level drivers
 
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maybe i should try that version to check it up
 

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I think you might be able to test that by starting GPU-Z 2.43, keep it running and then start 2.46. It will use the previous driver (it's located in %TEMP%, GPU-Z-v2.sys, should be easy to right-click and check signing date)
 
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