How to stop mftutil.exe (Avast mft Utility) from running constantly?

After installing Avast Free Antivirus 2015, if you noticed a mftutil.exe process with description avast mft utility constantly running and consuming a lot of memory in task manager, you cannot terminate this process, you will get an access denied message, here is what you should do to stop it.

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What is the Avast mft utility?

The mftutil.exe process belongs to NG and runs from the location C:Program FilesAVAST SoftwareAvastng. Usually this after image creation will stop automatically and it only happens once which can take 10-15 minutes if not or if you see it running daily consuming precious system resources you may need to uninstall NG component from Avast, here’s how you can do that.

Removing NG from Avast or stopping mftutil.exe, also known as Avast mft Utility

1. Open Control Panel > Programs and Features > select ‘Avast Free Antivirus’ and click ‘Change’

2. When the Avast configuration dialog opens, click ‘Continue’, in the next step remove the checkmark for NG’ and click ‘Continue’

3. NG will be uninstalled and the Avast mft utility will also be removed.

Observation: aswFe.exe it is another NG related process, if you also have problems with it, follow the instructions above to get rid of it.

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