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KIS for Mac, Big Sur, M1, KAVD Memory Leak?

  • 11 February 2021
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I am running Kaspersky Internet Security 21.0.0.464b on Big Sur 11.2.1 (m1) and have noticed that process kavd appears to consume more memory over a short period of time in one day. Attached are a few Activity Monitor screenshots, 255mb at startup. Note, I attempted to trigger this problem faster by issuing database update requests multiple times and performing a full file scan. The process reached over 800mb when scan started, reached well over 1gb, then freed up some memory when complete, to 964mb. Is 1gb of memory consumption considered normal?

 

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Best answer by Danila T. 8 April 2021, 17:36

Hello,

 

Please use a new version of the KIS 2021 for Mac (build number 21.1.0.150)

Download from this link:

https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/mac-security

 

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Hey! @KaspersMick  I had the same issue, but it was taking up 6GB on mine! :joy: (Big Sur M1) Glad there is a fix coming out, I am almost about to buy the full Kaspersky package 

 

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Hello,

 

Please use a new version of the KIS 2021 for Mac (build number 21.1.0.150)

Download from this link:

https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/mac-security

 

Thanks. Yes, I saw the update was available a couple of weeks ago. I have installed it and been running with it since then. I see that it has been built for the Apple architecture, and seems to be somewhat of an improvement. However, the kavd process still appears to have a memory leak, ultimately resulting in network issues or finally in a crash. I suggest allowing it to run on a m1-based machine of your own for a couple of days to see what I mean.

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@KaspersMick

However, the kavd process still appears to have a memory leak, ultimately resulting in network issues or finally in a crash.

 

Please contact with our support team https://support.kaspersky.com/b2c  (contacts at the bottom of the page). We need to analyse the logs from your device.

Thanks for help.

 

Hi have the same problem. I am runing the build number 21.1.0.150a.b but kavd uses 1.01 GB of RAM !

Big Sur 11.4 (M1).

What can I do?

Thanks for help.

If you want to be bothered, you can contact their support and offer them access to your logs, etc. I simply periodically kill the process in activity monitor and let it start a new one, waiting for a future update to fix the problem.

Thanks for the tip, it should be the altenative hopping the uptdate...

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